New York Marriott Marquis
|New York Marriott Marquis|
|Hotel chain||Marriott Corporation|
|Address||1535 Broadway, New York City|
|Owner||Host Hotels & Resorts|
|Height||175 m (574 ft)|
|Floor area||1,844,800 sq ft (171,390 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||John Portman & Associates|
|Number of rooms||1,892|
|Number of suites||57|
|Number of restaurants||The View Restaurant & Lounge
Crossroads, An American Kitchen & Bar
|New York Marriott Marquis at CTBUH Skyscraper Database|
New York Marriott Marquis is a Marriott International hotel at 1535 Broadway opened in 1985 and was designed by architect John Portman. It is located on Times Square at Broadway and 45th Street. The hotel is famous for its high-tech elevators and atrium lobby rising 45 stories to "The View", New York's only rooftop revolving restaurant and lounge. With 1,949 rooms and over 100,000 sq ft (9,300 m2) of meeting space, it is one of the largest hotels in the city. The Marquis Theatre is located within the hotel at the 3rd floor.
The hotel was born in controversy because five historic theaters—the Helen Hayes, the Morosco, the Astor, the Bijou, and the Gaiety—were demolished to clear the site. Protesters, including Christopher Reeve (then at the height of his Superman fame) tried to stop the destruction, even forcing a Supreme Court challenge, but it was too late. What was dubbed "The Great Theater Massacre of 1982" went forward to make way for the hotel. The Marquis was approved for construction but with the requirement that a new theater (now the Marquis Theater) be built on the same site. By the time construction began, the original operators Western International Hotels (today Westin) had dropped out of the project and Marriott had stepped in.
The hotel has been criticized for turning its back to Times Square. However, at the time the hotel was built, Times Square was only beginning to turn around. With the still-seedy character of Times Square, Portman's style of inwardly-oriented spaces made logical sense. The present redevelopment of Times Square as an urban destination point has left the Marriott Marquis detached from the street. However, the Marriott was the first major project in the Times Square revitalization, and has been credited as the starting point for today's development node at Times Square.
At the time the hotel was built, it featured Manhattan's largest grand ballroom and its first revolving restaurant, a three-story, 1,500-seat theater, a second and third ballroom, and 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) of meeting, banquet and exhibition spaces.
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The hotel has 36 guest room floors starting with 10 and goes to 45. The hotel features an award-winning restaurant on the top floor called "The View" accessed by the last elevator that serves 23 and 28(the internals in those 8 don't serve the fitness center on 23, instead they go directly from 8 to 28) and the first that serves 23 with the nearest evens being served. Both serve level 9 which is the Marquis Ballroom. The rest of the fast High-Rise elevators to 45 enter express zone to 23 then go to 28 and all floors to 45. As for the ones that serve the floors in the XX zone and between 23 and 28, they just go from 8(highest that all serve) to 10(lowest room floor). The 49th floor is also stooped by these(55 must be entered into a keypad). 55 is rumored to be a floor that only car G is to go to but is only 1-27 then XX zone, then the top 3. 1 is the Ground floor and is obviously the main floor. 2 is an area where the mechanics for the building are and only the staff elevators go there. 3 is the theatre and access to 47 and 48 are. 4-7 is for events. 8 is the actual main floor with the front desk, concierge, bag check, restaurant, bar, and gift shop.
The hotel is served by 12 scenic elevators and 4 more internal, the scenics are famous for facing into the hotel's atrium that stretches nearly the entire height of the building. The main part of the atrium starts on 3 and ends at 45. The cabs travel at 1,000 ft (300 m) per minute. Originally installed by Westinghouse, they received a major modernization in 2005 by Schindler that included redesigning/upgrading the cabs and the installation of their Miconic 10 destination dispatch system in order to reduce waiting times and make elevator operations more efficient.
- New York Marriott Marquis at Emporis
- New York Marriott Marquis at SkyscraperPage
- New York Marriott Marquis at Structurae
- Melanie D.G. Kaplan (July 17, 2012). "Intelligent elevators answer vertical challenges". Smart Planet. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
- Nash, Eric P., Jr. (1999). Manhattan Skyscrapers. Princeton Architectural Press. ISBN 1-56898-181-3.
- New York Marriott Marquis – Official Site
- New York Marriott Marquis Project Pages at John Portman & Associates web site
- International Herald Tribune on John Portman's hotels
- Christopher Reeve interview on the demolitions paving way for hotel
- The View restaurant