N.Y. Marriott adds Brooklyn Bridge to moniker

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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 Bridge.

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 spokeswoman said.

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.

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