There’s a Marriott Edition hotel, a boutique outfit that Marriott International launched in 2007, being planned for Times Square — at 47th Street and Seventh Avenue, the Wall Street Journal reported. The project will be a 36-story hotel and retail development. The brand has reportedly struck a tentative agreement with a development group including Steven Witkoff and Mark Siffin, who are investors, and Winthrop Realty Trust to brand and operate the property.
The recession, which began not long after Marriott Edition brand launched, stunted the brand’s growth. It had originally been a partnership with hotelier Ian Schraeger.
“We are aggressively pursuing opportunities for our Edition brand,” a Marriott spokesperson told the Journal. [WSJ, 1st item] –Zachary Kussin