RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT® OFFICIALLY OPENS IN DOWNTOWN JERSEY CITY

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With the cut of a ceremonial ribbon, the 152-suite Residence Inn by Marriott® officially opened today in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey.   The all-suite Residence Inn Jersey City will operate as a Marriott franchise and is owned by Columbus Hotel Urban Renewal, a joint venture entity of Ironstate Development Company of Hoboken, New Jersey and Panepinto Properties of Jersey City.  The hotel is managed by True North Hotel Group of Overland Park, Kansas.

Located at 80 Christopher Columbus Drive in the heart of this vibrant urban destination and just minutes from Manhattan via the adjacent Grove Street PATH Station, ten miles from Newark International Airport and 15 miles from LaGuardia Airport, the Residence Inn Jersey City offers business and leisure travelers convenient access to the myriad commercial, cultural, entertainment, dining and nightlife pursuits located on both sides of the Hudson River.

Marriott Residence Inn Jersey City Ribbon Cutting“The Residence Inn Jersey City provides a much-needed extended-stay hotel option in an area that already offers terrific public transportation, a walkable setting, and proximity to Jersey City’s financial district, midtown and downtown Manhattan, Wall Street, and other points of interest,” said David Barry, president of Ironstate Development Company. “We are excited to partner with Marriott and its globally-recognized Residence Inn brand, and are confident the hotel will appeal to business and leisure travelers, both as a stand-alone destination and as a launching point into New York City.”

The opening celebration drew public officials led by U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, community dignitaries and business leaders.  The influential group of attendees all touted the role the hotel will play in advancing Jersey City as the best midsize city in America. Continue reading