Urgo Hotels & Resorts and Ensemble Hotel Partners Announce Marriott Ithaca Opening
Joint Venture Developed and Owns Hotel; Urgo to Provide Management Services
BETHESDA, Md. /BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- A joint venture between Urgo Hotels & Resorts and Ensemble Hotel Partners announced the opening of the 10-story, 159-room, full-service Marriott Hotel in downtown Ithaca, New York. Located at the eastern entrance to the Ithaca Commons, a newly renovated pedestrian indoor and outdoor mixed-use development and entertainment district anchoring the downtown core, the hotel sits on the doorsteps of Cornell University and Ithaca College. The joint venture developed and owns the project, and the hotel will be managed by Urgo Hotels & Resorts.
The 159-room full-service Marriott hotel features a 10-story design on 8,430 square feet of land with a state-of-the-art fitness center and Monks on the Commons, a restaurant and bar with indoor/outdoor seating located on the pedestrian commons boasting floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Cornell and the surrounding downtown amenities. The hotel has approximately 3,000 square feet of meeting/function space on the second floor with floor-to-ceiling windows and guestrooms on the second level and floors three through ten.
"While this marks our first entry into Ithaca, this is our 16th property in the New York metro area and our 17th Marriott family branded hotel," Jalazo added. "2016 has been a record year for Urgo. The Ithaca Marriott will be the sixth new development property we opened this year, with our seventh opening next week."
"Our portfolio has grown more than 28 percent in 2016 to a total of 46 properties and approximately 6,600 rooms, including all owned, third-party management and under development projects contracts," Jalazo noted. "Our pipeline remains quite full, with six properties under construction and five in the development phase, and we expect to enjoy similar growth in 2017."
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About Urgo Hotels & Resorts
Urgo Hotels & Resorts is a Bethesda, Md.-based hotel company that develops, owns and/or operates distinctive and unique hotels and resorts in major markets and resort locations in the U.S, Canada and the Caribbean. The current portfolio is comprised of 38 hotels with more than 5,500 rooms, including eight under construction and an active pipeline of acquisition and development projects. The company develops, builds, and operates for its own account, as well as provides third-party management and asset management services. Additional information about the company may be found at www.urgohotels.com.