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Published : 2014-01-10 19:40
Updated : 2014-01-10 19:40

NEW YORK (AP) ― A new Marriott in New York City is claiming to be the tallest single-use hotel building in North America. The Courtyard-Residence Inn Central Park is 228.6 meters high, according to Marriott spokeswoman Nina Herrera-Davila. The hotel opened Dec. 29 at 1717 Broadway at 54th Street. It’s 68 stories tall, with 378 rooms in the Courtyard hotel and 261 suites in the Residence Inn. The term single use means there are no private residences or offices in the building. Nightly rack rates will run around $300, Herrera-Davila said. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in Illinois, which compiles lists of tall buildings, is listing the building as the tallest hotel in North America, with a Marriott in Detroit as second-tallest, Council spokesman Daniel Safarik said. The Detroit building is one of the towers in the city’s old Renaissance Center, Safarik said.

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