NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly-built Courtyard New York Manhattan/SoHo has opened today in SoHo's new hot Hudson Square area on Varick Street. This 20-story hotel is a sleek, modern addition to a unique neighborhood known since the 1930s for its spacious lofts and printing houses. Today, it's abuzz with designers, graphic artists and architects, along with trendy restaurants and shops.
The Courtyard SoHo features the brand's new Refreshing Business lobby, providing travelers with a great place to work or relax with a variety of flexible seating options and free WiFi access. Guests can get some work done with a cup of Starbucks™ or catch up with colleagues in one of the lobby's intimate media pods or at a high-top table at Table 181, a wine bar with light food offerings. Guests can also peruse the two-story lobby's large interactive GoBoard for area attractions and information. The lower lobby level has a private meeting room for up to eight guests, a 400 square-foot fitness center, and a washer/dryer.
For quick bites on-the-go, guests can stop by the Market, located in the lobby and open 24 hours a day. In addition to snacks and sundries, guests can purchase treats from famous chocolatier and pastry chef, Jacques Torres, whose shop is around the corner from the hotel. The neighborhood has many choices nearby for restaurants and lounges, including the well known City Winery, just two blocks south of the hotel.
Guest rooms feature custom-fitted furnishings in warm earth tones with striking accents, including copper and bronze jeweled tile work in the bathrooms. All guest rooms have a refrigerator, a coffee station, in-room safes, and include free WiFi. Most rooms feature king-sized beds; some of these have pull-out sofas. There are 36 double-bedded rooms and one king suite, with a separate living room area. From the 17th through 20th floors, several rooms offer views of either the Hudson River or the Manhattan skyline. A unique design feature in some guest rooms is a glass wall which extends almost a foot beyond the surface of the building, giving guests an extra-wide view of the city.
The Courtyard New York Manhattan/SoHo is located at 181 Varick Street, between King Street and Charlton Street. It is conveniently located with easy vehicle access via the Holland Tunnel and is near all public transportation. Varick Street is just two blocks from the heart of SoHo, with its many art galleries, shops, and restaurants.
The Courtyard by Marriott brand features hotels with a refreshing environment that helps guest stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive service and design accommodate guests' desire for choice and control and allow them to use public spaces and guest rooms to meet all of their travelling needs. With more than 900 locations in 34 countries, Courtyard is Marriott's largest brand.
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