NEW YORK, March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel, the brand's new, trailblazing destination in Manhattan which opened March 21, 2016, will bring Time Out New York, the ultimate insider's city guide, directly to guests via an interactive, experiential digital platform. The property, Renaissance's new U.S. flagship, showcases technology never before seen in a New York hotel, catering to the Next Generation business traveler who seeks adventure and a connection with the local neighborhood on every business trip.
The hotel's team of "Navigators," lifestyle concierges with hyper-local knowledge, will work in partnership with Time Out to curate this continuously changing database with detailed information on events, restaurants, shopping venues, shows, and other local discoveries near the hotel. Patrons seeking personalized recommendations based on unique interests and highly specialized requests can work directly with the Navigators at the "Navigator Table" located on the 6th floor lobby, while the hotel's "Discovery Portal" will deliver an overview of current hotspots in the hotel's neighborhood, the Garment District, and beyond.
"Renaissance guests have a hearty appetite for the curious, unique, and unexpected," says David DiFalco, General Manager of the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel. "We believe our partnership with Time Out New York will bolster our already unique and robust Navigator program and ensure that our patrons are inspired by the hotel's neighborhood in addition to what's going on in the city at any given moment."
Located between the hotel's 34th and 35th street entrances, the Discovery Portal will come to life as guests easily activate prompts projected on the floor. Based on guest's selections (including time of day and walking distance from the hotel in 5 to 20 minutes), exclusive Time Out content will appear on the colorful, interactive screen, ready for selection with just a point of the finger or tap of the foot.
"At the heart of the Time Out brand is a focus on quality, curated content and on helping people understand the city around them better than anyone else," says Justin Etheridge, Executive Vice President at Time Out North America. "For more than 40 years it's been our mission to give people an insider's look at the best entertainment nearby -- to discover it, book it, and then share their experience afterwards. The Discovery Portal Powered by Time Out is an evolution of that mission, an outstanding interactive feature for guests who want to ensure they make the most of their time in New York. We're thrilled to partner with the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel on this incredibly innovative feature."
Dynamic, interactive, and "digitally alive," the "Discovery Portal Powered by Time Out" will be an integral part of the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel personality as it paves the way for next gen business travelers eager to make the most of every minute in New York City.
For more information on the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel, please call 1-212-239-0014 or visit www.newyorkrenaissance.com.
Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel
Designed by award-winning Jeffrey Beers International, the 348-room Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel is New York City's first digitally enhanced hotel. Located in the heart of the Garment District at 35th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, the hotel will offer hyper-local insider information through the renowned Renaissance Navigator program and combine groundbreaking digital guest experiences with a mix of high-low design elements, celebrating the industrial grit and glamour of the city. Digital highlights of the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel include a "living" digital tapestry projected along the entrance corridor wall that responds to human motion, the user-friendly Discovery Portal Powered by Time Out, connected to the hotel's Navigator program, and a four-story LED clock on the hotel roof, which will be a new fixture of the New York City skyline. The hotel also boasts The Lobby Bar, Club Lounge for Elite Marriott Rewards members and preferred guests, 4,500 square-feet of meeting space, and Rock and Reilly's gourmet gastropub with an 8,000 square-foot fifth floor terrace and retractable roof. The Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel is operated by 365 Management Company under license from Marriott International, Inc. or one of its affiliates.
Renaissance Hotels believes in defying business travel conventions for guests who crave unexpected experiences. At Renaissance Hotels, It's Business Unusual. Each of the brand's 160 hotels, located in over 35 countries around the world, is unique and every stay offers unconventional programs that help business travelers discover rich, local experiences. We promise to feed the curiosity, fuel the imagination and excite the senses of our guests, who see their business trip as an exciting opportunity for new, interesting and sharable experiences. We understand their desire to make the most out of every moment and we offer signature events in our lobbies, bars and lounges designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, mixology, gastronomy and more. Renaissance Navigators are neighborhood experts who are ready to assist guests in discovering true local flavors and activities. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting, rooted in creative sensory meeting design and custom-curated local Navigator excursions and networking events. At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com. For upcoming events visit www.renhotels.com/events.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,400 properties in 87 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of more than $14 billion in fiscal year 2015. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands, including: The Ritz-Carlton®, BVlgari®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®, Delta Hotels and Resorts®, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Gaylord Hotels®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Courtyard®, Residence Inn®, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, TownePlace Suites®, Protea Hotels® and Moxy Hotels®. Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics. The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together comprise nearly 55 million members. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.
Time Out is the trusted global platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city. Operating in 107 cities, across 39 countries, it has an average monthly global audience reach of over 100 million across all channels.
No one knows the city like Time Out because we've been discovering the brilliant and searching out the secret and extraordinary since 1968. If you want to know about food, attractions, art, culture, shopping and nightlife, then Time Out is your social companion. With a world-class digital platform and top-quality curated content, Time Out connects brands and local businesses to the city. Now Time Out Market is taking that to the next stage, bringing the best of the city together under one roof enabling people to discover, book, live and share their experiences.
In the evolving digital world, our expertise and our growing community of Time Outers and Tastemakers put the very best of the city in the palm of your hand. We are global, and no one knows local better than we do.
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