New York rediscovers the best on Times Square

NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night, the newly renovated
Renaissance New York Hotel Times Square, in partnership with Gotham
Magazine, unveiled the future of Renaissance Hotels & Resorts to over 200
VIP guests and celebs including Cheyenne Jackson, co-star of the Broadway
musical Xanadu, and Lindsay Price of NBC's Lipstick Jungle.  The evening's
hosts were designer Jordan Mozer and hotelier David Marriott with special
guest Kerry Butler, star of Broadway's hit show, Xanadu.

This grand "discovery" celebration showcased Renaissance's latest
innovations in design and décor, technology, culinary arts and signature
cocktails. The Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel recently completed a
$24 million makeover.  Last evening's event showcased artist designer Jordan
Mozer's provocative new design, inspired by the pulsating neighborhood of
Times Square. Guests mingled in the hotel's newly completed lobby bar and
great room space, an area designed specifically for today's travelers, who
transition smoothly between work and play. Consulting chef Zak Pelaccio's
Asian-inspired food was served throughout the evening, from the hotel's Chop
Suey restaurant. Guests also enjoyed signature "Cocktail Culture" cocktails,
the brand's new twist on drink mixology that brings the guest into the
creative process.

"These are exciting times for the Renaissance brand and for our guests who
are discovering new designs, colorful rooms, great restaurants and lounges,
and some very fun and creative signature cocktails," said Rita Cuddihy,
senior vice president, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts.  "We have more than 140
properties worldwide, so there is plenty for travelers and locals to
experience and enjoy as part of our modern Renaissance."

The Renaissance New York Hotel Times Square just finished its
multimillion-dollar renovation as part of a $2 billion global investment by
the brand's owners and franchisees (2006 - 2008).  The Renaissance New York
Hotel Times Square is located at Two Times Square on Seventh Avenue between
West 47th & West 48th Streets.  For reservations and information, call (212)
765-7676 or visit www.renaissancetimessquare.com.

For More Information Contact:
Colleen Evans of Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, +1-301-380-8257,
[email protected]; or Kathleen Duffy of NYC Marriott Hotels,
+1-212-704-8906, [email protected]

Web site:  http://www.marriott.com/
http://www.renaissancetimessquare.com/
http://www.renaissancetimessquare.com/march10event

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