Spartanburg, SC (PRWEB) June 29, 2014
OTO Development is pleased to announce the Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Midtown Manhattan/Penn Station has earned Marriott’s Design Excellence award for the Best Custom Project. Every 18 months at the LINK conference, Marriott identifies architectural projects which they believe deserve to be recognized for design excellence. The award was presented during the recent LINK Conference held at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Design Excellence awards are bestowed upon the owners of architectural projects which exceed the guidelines set forth by Marriott’s Architecture & Construction group in terms of being a custom unique, creative, and innovative project. The Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Midtown Manhattan/Penn Station received the Best Custom Project award. The Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Midtown Manhattan/Penn Station was selected Marriott’s best overall custom CFRST (Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites) project developed between July 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013.
“OTO purchased a hotel site, which had completed design for a Cambria and successfully redesigned it to be a custom Fairfield Inn & Suites,” said Design Director at Marriott International Marisa Scinto. “Being in midtown Manhattan in New York City, space is usually a challenge; however, OTO provided little resistances to A&C’s request for the preferred sizes of the public areas. They even decided against A&C recommendation to reduce the guest room sizes to be similar to prototype due to the ideal targeted guest and preferred ADR. The public areas and guest rooms incorporated a custom design layout and interior finishes which complement their urban location.”
“OTO Development is deeply honored to be recognized as the developer of one of Marriott’s best custom architectural projects among its expansive portfolio of remarkable hotels.” said Todd Turner, Vice President of Real Estate and Founder
Winning a Design Excellence award is an impressive achievement and OTO Development is honored to be recognized. Winners of the LINK Design Excellence award also receive a detailed Lego model replica of their project created by the award winning artist Sean Kenney.
About OTO Development:
Established in 2004, OTO Development is a rapidly growing hotel development and management company. With an emphasis on quality, reliability, service, and value, the goal of OTO Development is to develop a portfolio of great hotels managed by exceptional people. In the past ten years, OTO Development has developed over 50 hotels and currently operates portfolios of hotels for both a publicly traded REIT and the largest private equity firm in the world as a third party manager. Today, the company continues its impressive growth with more than $500M in urban new development projects in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Manhattan and Washington DC. For more information about OTO Development, please visit otodevelopment.com or contact info(at)otodevelopment(dot)com.