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New Marriott coming to Jersey City, bringing 150 permanent jobs

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A new 276-room Marriott hotel is coming to Jersey City, bringing more than 900 construction jobs and more than 150 permanent jobs to the state's second-largest city.

Construction on the project, announced Monday by city officials, will begin in the fourth quarter of this year and will be located in the Liberty North Harbor Redevelopment Area, near Liberty State Park and the Liberty Science Center. The 16-story, full-service hotel will operate under the flagship Marriott Hotels brand and is expected to be similar to the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

SLHN, an affiliate of Tramz Hotels, is developing the building under a franchise agreement with Marriott International Inc., Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said in a news release.

"Jersey City is one of the most diverse and dynamic cities in the nation, and the addition of a new, flagship, world-class hotel speaks to the vibrancy of Jersey City to continue to attract development and tourism to our city," Fulop said in a prepared statement. "This project also illustrates our commitment to bringing development off the waterfront and into the city."

The building will be Jersey City's fifth hotel and will add to a stock that is in the spotlight this week. The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, who will play Sunday in Super Bowl XLVIII, are staying at the city's Westin and Hyatt hotels for the week leading up to the game at MetLife Stadium.

"We're pleased to work with SLHN to plant the Marriott Hotels flag in Jersey City, a destination that has reinvented itself and is increasingly a center of economic activity, right across the river from downtown New York City," Noah Silverman, Marriott's chief development officer for North America full service hotels, said in a prepared statement. "We look forward to the Jersey City Marriott offering an exciting and relevant new hospitality experience in the city."

The hotel will also include meeting rooms, ballrooms, a restaurant and a rooftop bar/lounge with views of Jersey City and New York City, the news release said.


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Joshua Burd

Joshua Burd

Josh Burd covers real estate, economic development and sports and entertainment. Before joining NJBIZ in 2011, he spent four years as a metro reporter in Central Jersey. His email is joshb@njbiz.com and he is @JoshBurdNJ on Twitter.

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