NEW YORK -- In an effort to better reflect its location -- less
than a mile away from the Brooklyn Bridge -- the New York Marriott
Brooklyn changed its name to the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn
The 376-room hotel was Brooklyn's first full-service hotel in 68
years when it opened in 1998.
A hotel spokeswoman said potential guests would often ask how
far the hotel was from New York City, so management decided to
leverage the hotel's proximity -- on Adams Street in downtown
Brooklyn -- to the Brooklyn Bridge.
"Brooklyn is so large that it was important to tie the hotel
geographically to a Brooklyn -- and New York -- landmark," the
But any confusion about its location hasn't hurt business.
The hotel has been about 86% full during the last two months and
recorded 85% occupancy for all of last year.
In fact, to keep up with business and show off its namesake, the
hotel is planning a 282-room, 24-story expansion that will give
many of the new rooms a better view of the bridge.
Rates range from $199 to $299 a night.