May 20, 2016 Staff Report
A new 160-room hotel is now open on Queens Plaza North.
The Marriott Courtyard Hotel opened Tuesday at 29-15 Queens Plaza North. Focused on business travelers, the hotel includes a computer library, several meeting rooms, a 1,200 square-foot gym and a Starbucks, according to Marriott.
The hotel also shares its property with 132 residential apartments.
“From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to business travelers,” vice president and global brand manager Callette Nielsen said in a statement. “Our guests want a room that has purpose and flexibility that enables a seamless transition between relaxing and working. Courtyard is designed to offer them a relaxing and functional space to work the way they want to, when they want to.”
Tuesday marked the hotel’s soft opening; a grand opening ceremony is planned for June.
The Courtyard Hotel is steps away from the Hilton Garden Inn, which opened one year ago, and blocks from several other hotels in the Queens Plaza region.
According to Long Island City Partnership data released in February, there are currently 27 hotels with 2,500 rooms in Long Island City, and nearly 40 more hotels in planning or construction.