Officials from XSS Hotels and Port Imperial Master Developer Roseland will break ground for two new waterfront hotels in Weehawken, NJ, today (Wednesday).
The 226-Room Renaissance by Marriott and 154-room Residence Inn by Marriott will be built alongside each other on top of the recently opened Port Imperial parking garage.
The site, at 500 Avenue at Port Imperial, Weehawken, is adjacent to NY Waterway Port Imperial ferry terminal.
XSS purchased the development rights for the space above the parking garage from Roseland and plans to build a 226-room Renaissance by Marriott and a 154-room Residence Inn by Marriott on the property.
The Renaissance will include a function space for up to 750 seated guests, a lounge and breakfast space and a 30,000 square foot outdoor terrace with stunning views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline.
The Residence Inn will feature guest rooms with 400+ square feet and a fully-equipped in-suite kitchen, and free daily hot breakfast. Guests from both hotels will have access to a high-end restaurant located on the sixth floor, as well as a shared pool and fitness center.
The Renaissance is expected to bring more than 80 full-time jobs to Weehawken and the Residence Inn is expected to generate more than 35 full-time jobs.
The parking garage they will be built on top of opened in September and includes 850 parking spaces and 17,000 square feet of ground-level retail space.
It is located directly across the street from a Hudson Bergen Light Rail station and next door to the NY Waterway Port Imperial ferry terminal.
Port Imperial is a 200-acre, $2 billion master-planned community that stretches two miles along the Hudson River.