Continuing the discussion from NEW YORK | LIC Queens Rezoning - Queens Plaza Subdistrict:
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BY: NIKOLAI FEDAK ON OCTOBER 30TH 2013 AT 7:30 AM
Affordable hotels are an obvious necessity for the continued growth of tourism in New York City, and Long Island City is the perfect place for such development. Next door to the Hilton Garden Inn, a new 31-story Marriott at 29-07 Queens Plaza North is also under construction, and foundation work is already underway.
Unlike the Hilton Garden Inn, the new Marriott has an actual rendering, though it appears to be a low-res image. Despite the lack of clarity, the design looks pleasantly restrained, and the hotel will become the tallest building in the immediate vicinity. Handel is the architect of record, and it will have 160 hotel rooms on lower floors, with 135 residences on top. Combined with the new Hilton, the projects will deliver over 300 new rooms, further revitalizing Court Square and its surroundings with actual humans.