Hotel Development 11/16/2016 – Bethesda, Md.

Aloft Hotels Continues Growth in New York City with Debut of First Property in Long Island City

Marriott International, Inc.® (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced the opening of Aloft Long Island City – Manhattan View, the first Aloft in Queens, and specifically, Long Island City. This hotel will be the fourth Aloft hotel in the New York City metropolitan area, joining properties in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Owned by Select Development and managed by Real Hospitality, Aloft Long Island City – Manhattan View features 176 spacious loft-style rooms, 1,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a buzzing social scene with a rooftop terrace, stunning panoramic views of the NYC skyline, an outdoor courtyard and more.

“Aloft is a great choice for Long Island City because it’s a young, up and coming neighborhood near Manhattan and Brooklyn with a large entertainment connection and diverse restaurants,” said Paige Francis, Vice President, Global Brand Management, Aloft Hotels. “The hotel offers travelers a compelling blend of leading-edge design, a tech-forward mindset and a buzzing social scene. Aloft is a hit with today’s hyper-connected global traveler, now offering more than 100 dynamic destinations worldwide.”

Aloft Long Island City – Manhattan View is close to numerous art galleries, shops, restaurants and businesses, including JetBlue Airways headquarters. Just minutes from both La Guardia Airport (LGA) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), the hotel is just a short subway ride from all top New York City attractions such as Times Square, the Empire State Building and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“Aloft Long Island City – Manhattan View is a long-awaited addition to this vibrant neighborhood just across the river from Manhattan,” said Ben Seidel, President and CEO of Real Hospitality Group.  “The fast-growing Aloft brand is a leading choice among today’s tech savvy travelers due to its forward-thinking approach to hospitality, accessible technologies and innovative programming.”

Aloft Long Island City – Manhattan View features SPG Keyless—the industry-first keyless entry system that enables guests to use their smartphone or Apple watch as a room key—and fast and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Additional amenities include a Re:chargeSM fitness center; and Re:fuelSM by Aloft – a one-stop gourmet grab & go food and beverage area and live, local music at the brand’s signature W XYZ® bar as part of the signature Live At Aloft Hotels music series.

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About Real Hospitality Group
Real Hospitality Group (RHG) is headquartered in Ocean City, MD with a regional office in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, and comprises a team with decades of combined hospitality and travel industry experience. The Real Hospitality Group portfolio includes 74 hotel properties with an inventory of more than 9,152 rooms in gateway cities that include New York, Philadelphia, Miami, Boston and locations in Newark, Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, DE; as well as Montauk, New York, and Ocean City, MD. The company is a recognized service provider for all national brands as well as a growing collection of upscale lifestyle boutique hotels. RHG focuses on total service property management, revenue performance, guest experience and business development for hotels, resorts and investment ownership groups. For more information, please visit the company website at www.realhospitalitygroup.com.

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