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Renovated Downtown Manhattan Event Venue Fuels Inspiration With Free iPads

At the New York Marriott Downtown, Meetings Are Both Stylish and Tech-Savvy

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/13/14 -- The New York Marriott Downtown, whose meeting rooms welcome thousands of guests to downtown Manhattan each year, has completed a renovation of its expansive 13,809 square foot meeting space. To add to the visual appeal of its beautiful new function space, the hotel has added a touch of tech savvy, by offering an iPad promotion that highlights Marriott's unparalleled new Meeting Services App.

Designed to provide seamless service, the Meeting Services App allows meeting planners to make real-time requests to a dedicated event coordinator at the hotel and have the requests handled immediately, all from the touchscreen of a smartphone or tablet. Whether a meeting planner needs a thermostat change or more space, this app ensures flawless events at one of the most service-oriented corporate event venues in NYC.

Just to make sure meeting planners make the most of the new app, the New York Marriott Downtown is offering them a complimentary iPad Mini, when they book 75 or more cumulative rooms during select value dates. For those who are unable to accept the iPad, Marriott will donate one to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, improving the lives of children since 1983, in the meeting planner's name.

Boasting 14 meeting rooms, equipped teleconferencing and videoconferencing capabilities, plus an in-house A/V department and a staff of event planners, the hotel is easily one of the most accommodating among downtown Manhattan event venues. And now it's also one of the most attractive. The extensive renovations feature new carpeting and wall treatments, new projection screens and up-lighting in the Grand Ballroom, and new seating and décor in the Financial Ballroom's pre-function space. Overall, the impression to the group is both modern and welcoming.

The new modern décor lends itself well to both buttoned-down corporate meetings, as well as weddings and other social events.

For more information about the Meeting Services App and the iPad promotion, visitors are encouraged to visit http://www.marriott.com/hotelwebsites/us/n/nycws/nycws_pdfs/MeetingServicesAppiPadGroupPromotionFlyer.pdf.

About the New York Marriott Downtown
This 497-room New York Marriott Downtown hotel is located in the heart of Wall Street and has recently undergone major renovations to its main lobby. While guest rooms have a more traditional European feel, the sparkling lobby can be described as classic modern. Most of the hotel's guest rooms and suites have sweeping views of the Hudson River. The New York Marriott Downtown offers easy access to Wall Street, the South Street Seaport, Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty ferries, SoHo, Greenwich Village, Little Italy and Chinatown. It is two blocks from the World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial. For further information, go to www.marriott.com/nycws.

About Marriott Hotels
With over 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 50 countries and territories around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom Lobby, Future of Meetings and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com to join the ongoing Marriott conversation, like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/Marriott) and follow us on Twitter (Twitter.com/Marriott, @Marriott).

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New York Marriott Downtown
85 West Street at Albany Street
New York, New York 10006
1-212-385-4900

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