Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Innovative One-of-a-Kind Display Creates New Landmark in Iconic Times Square at the Crossroads of the World

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) ---- The New York Marriott Marquis has always been at the hub of excitement in Times Square, and now its Broadway façade has just become even brighter. On November 18, the world's largest and most technologically advanced digital LED screen was activated with an impressive generative art exhibition by digital artists Universal Everything, a world-class multidisciplinary studio collective focused on using technology to invent new forms of design and moving image. Vornado Realty Trust commissioned the extraordinary screen as part of its redevelopment of the signage and retail components of the hotel.

Manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc., the sign incorporates nearly 24 million pixels to create the most Ultra-High Definition display in the world. Sitting in the middle of the bowtie in Times Square on the hotel's east façade, the screen is eight stories high and spans the entire block, from West 45th Street to West 46th Street, on Broadway. The screen measures 330 feet by 78 feet and is the length of a football field.

Times Square is one of the most recognized destinations in the world and is the place where advertising is relevant 24/7. It is anticipated that demand for this marquee placement for national and global ad campaigns will be high.

"We are thrilled to witness the completion and launch of this amazing LED screen, whose technology is unprecedented in Times Square," said Scott Nadeau, general manager of the New York Marriott Marquis. "We are confident the screen and the development of the retail space will greatly enhance the New York Marriott Marquis' presence and provide even more reasons for visitors to stay at our hotel, in this premier location in New York City."

The New York Marriott Marquis was a pioneer in Times Square when the hotel opened in 1985 and it will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2015. The 1,957-room hotel was the first major branded hotel in the neighborhood, which was a challenging area in the early 1980s. It has been a successful Times Square hotel since its opening, and many other major brands have followed over the years. The New York Marriott Marquis continues to stay current, with the recent completion of major renovations to its guest rooms, restaurants and over 100,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space. The development of the exterior LED screen and retail by Vornado Realty Trust is truly a major 21st century enhancement to the building itself.

The New York Marriott Marquis is located at 1535 Broadway, between West 45th and West 46th Streets.

About the New York Marriott Marquis
Ideally located in the center of New York City's bustling Times Square, the New York Marriott Marquis is a sophisticated and contemporary hotel. The updated rooms and suites are outfitted with marble bathrooms; LCD TVs with cable and premium movie channels; large work desks with ergonomic chairs; enhanced high-speed, wireless Internet access; and sweeping views of Times Square and the New York City skyline. There are three restaurants and lounges on-site including The View, NYC's only revolving rooftop restaurant; the renovated Broadway Lounge; and Crossroads American Kitchen & Bar. With 55 meeting rooms, an elegant ballroom that can accommodate up to 2,800 people and over 100,000 square feet of meeting space, the hotel is the venue of choice for meetings and events in Manhattan. The New York Marriott Marquis is also just minutes from New York's most famous attractions, including Radio City Music Hall, Central Park, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, UN headquarters and Madison Square Garden, making it one of the most convenient and impressive options among NYC hotels.

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New York Marriott Marquis

1535 Broadway

New York, New York 10036

1-212-398-1900

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycmq-new-york-marriott-marquis/ 

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