BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Residence Inn by Marriott, the leader in the extended-stay lodging segment, continues to expand its presence in New York City with its latest addition, the Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East. Great location, excellent service…but there was still something missing: a name for its penthouse suite. Tens of thousands of Residence Inn Facebook fans stepped in to help name this deluxe accommodation. The end result? Residence Inn is proud to introduce the "East Side Story" penthouse suite.
"'East Side Story' is the perfect name for this iconic hotel's signature suite in prestigious midtown Manhattan. The expansive terrace gives you such an impressive view of the neighborhood, including the Chrysler Building, and provides a little haven that is rare to come by in the city," said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, Residence Inn. "This chic, urban hotel is not only an impressive, modern edition to our brand, but also has a unique history. The tale behind this east side hotel makes the name 'East Side Story' that much more significant."
The second Residence Inn to open in Manhattan, the Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East's building was formerly the Helmsley Middletowne Hotel. It was in operation from 1928 until 2010. Located on East 48th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues, the Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East is within walking distance to Grand Central Station and the United Nations.
The Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East features studio and one-bedroom suites that are all uncommonly spacious for Manhattan. With full kitchens, as well as complimentary grocery delivery, Wi-Fi and hot breakfast, the hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers.
With more than 600 properties in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Central America, Residence Inn by Marriott is the leader in the extended-stay lodging segment. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Fully functional kitchens, grocery delivery, 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfast help guests maintain a healthy balance while on the road. Complimentary Wi-Fi allows guests to stay connected to the home and office, while health and fitness options and inviting lobby spaces provide comfortable places to work and relax.
Residence Inn participates in the company's award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131 or visit www.residenceinn.com. For travel tips, the latest on the brand or to connect with other travelers, "like" Residence Inn on Facebook: www.facebook.com/residenceinn, and follow Residence Inn on Twitter: www.twitter.com/residenceinn.
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