Designed in AC Hotel’s sophisticated European style, the build-to-suit, 85,000-square-foot hotel will also include a bar and lounge area and a breakfast area — both of which will include outdoor seating. Other amenities will include a meeting room, a fitness center and a contemporary lobby.
The hotel will also have more than 4,300 square feet of retail and restaurant space, supplementing the residential, retail and office space that Advance is already developing in the Riverbend District.
“The addition of AC Hotels by Marriott to the Riverbend District will be a key component in the continued development and enhancement of a dynamic destination in Harrison,” says Peter Cocoziello, president of Advance Realty. “The AC Hotel will benefit area corporations by accommodating business travel and will add to the variety of dining and entertainment options for Riverbend residents and visitors.”
Earlier this year, Advance Realty and joint-venture partner DeBartolo Development unveiled plans for 1,000 luxury apartments and 20,000 square feet of premium retail space on three blocks within the district. The area already hosts professional soccer’s New York Red Bulls in the 25,000-seat Red Bulls Arena, and it will soon house a newly renovated PATH station offering direct rail access to New York City.
In addition, Panasonic Corporation of North America has moved into a new technology center that Advance developed within Riverbend. This facility houses the company’s engineering offices, a lab and various testing areas.