Weehawken, NJ Mayor Richard Turner will join officials from XSS Hotels, Port Imperial Master Developer Roseland, and others on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. to announce the groundbreaking of two hotels that will be built alongside of each other on top of the recently-opened Port Imperial parking garage in Weehawken.
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.
The hotels will not be opened in time for the February 2014 Super Bowl in the Meadowlands.
Port Imperial is a 200-acre, $2 billion master-planned community that stretches two miles along the Hudson River. The community includes a ferry to New York and a light rail station.