The new Marriott Hotel that just opened in New York City is claiming to be the tallest single-use hotel building in all of North America. Marriott spokesperson Nina Herrera-Davila said the Courtyard-Residence Inn Central Park is 750 feet high. The Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat in Illinois, which specializes in compiling lists of tall buildings, is listing the Courtyard-Residence Inn Central Park as the tallest hotel in North America, with a Marriott in Detroit as second-tallest.
According to USA Today, the hotel opened Dec. 29th at 1717 Broadway at 54th Street. It's 68 stories tall, with 378 rooms in the Courtyard Hotel and 261 suites in the Residence Inn. The term "single-use" means there are no private residences or offices in the building.
The Associated Press says that tall and slender towers in the West 57th Street area of Manhattan are the subject of an exhibition currently on view at the Skyscraper Museum in Lower Manhattan, called "Sky High."
Staying at the new Courtyard by Marriott in NYC isn't cheap. Bottom-of-the-bucket rates start at a hefty $300 per night. This is the price you pay if you want to say that you stayed in the tallest hotel building in all of North America.