New York Marriott Marquis completes renovations

The New York Marriott Marquis in New York City's Times Square has completed a multimillion-dollar renovation. The project includes newly designed guestrooms, restaurants, public spaces, and meeting and events spaces.

Opened in 1985 amid the rejuvenation of Times Square, New York Marriott Marquis’ location provided inspiration for architecture and interior design firms Stonehill Taylor, which oversaw the redesign of the hotel’s public and event spaces, and Sawyer & Co., which led the design of the guestrooms and suites. Both firms were inspired by the 360-degrees of billboard lights of Times Square, in addition to Stonehill Taylor centering the hotel’s renovation design concept on the theme of “Kaleidoscope of Energy.”

“The reflections, flow of energy, and vivacity that encapsulate Times Square were central references for this project,” said Sara Duffy, principal at Stonehill Taylor. “We fed off the spirit of the hotel’s surroundings while simultaneously constructing a comfortable, rejuvenating stay for guests. The end result was a design that perfectly balances elegant playfulness and interactive experiences with flexible and varied seating, strategically open yet distinctive zones, and an artful New York theme that carries throughout the hotel.”


Upon arrival to the eighth-floor lobby, visitors will find a reoriented space. The hotel’s reception desks have been moved from the south side to the north side of the hotel, opening the northernmost wall to natural light with installed prismatic waved glass. Reception desks are now separated by archways made of wood paneling, and a lit acrylic 3-D sculpture by Parachilna sits on a plinth along with Kaleidoscope-inspired New York City artwork by Kalisher.


Each of the hotel’s 1,971 guestrooms got new features like mounted, high-definition TVs, expanded closets, walk-in showers with spa-like lighting and platform beds.

Additionally, through the global partnership with Marriott Hotels and TED, guests will continue to have access to in-room TED content during their stay.

Food & Beverage

New York Marriott Marquis has partnered with the Union Square Hospitality Group and Union Square Events on the food and beverage concepts at three updated restaurants, as well as the catering for hotel events.

With two-story wall-to-ceiling windows overlooking Times Square, the Broadway Lounge menu has wood-fired pizzas, snacks and handcrafted cocktails. To either side of Broadway Lounge is Perch, the venue’s outdoor terrace.

Reminiscent of an old-school whiskey bar, Revel & Rye Bar and Restaurant has more than 20 wines by the glass, an American whiskey list and a New York-themed dining menu. Inspired by theater marquees, the bar is fitted with linear piped lighting that flows from the bar back onto a metallic gold ceiling. 

The newly-redesigned M Club, a brand signature across Marriott Hotels globally, is reserved for Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite, and Ambassador Elite members and paying guests. The lounge seats close to 200 and has a library, business support center, and ample seating such as communal worktables and banquettes. A complimentary full buffet breakfast along with a “Grab & Go” station for members is also available.

Next-Gen Meeting Spaces

On the hotel’s ninth floor, The Terrace, an open event space under the building's atrium, connects the Marquis Ballroom to the Jolson, Cantor and Barrymore Rooms and was expanded to serve as an additional functional event space.

Meeting spaces and pre-function event spaces on floors three through seven, including the Broadway Ballroom and Marquis Theatre foyer, have newly designed carpets and wall coverings.

The largest ballroom stage in the city, The Broadway Ballroom, now also has an upgraded sound system that extends to the balconies and wings, providing  continuous audio.