Marriott Hotel Converted to NY Student Accommodation
|04 October, 2023
FOUND Study, one of the US's most prominent brands for intern and student housing, has recently announced the completion of its newest New York student housing project, FOUND Study Turtle Bay. This is the company's fifth building in New York, and this recent project was the renovation and repurposing of the former Marriott Hotel East. The Marriott East was acquired by FOUND Study's parent company, Hawkins Way, in 2020.
The former Marriott East Hotel itself is a masterpiece and a rich piece of history, having been designed in 1923 by the Empire State Building's architect. This new project will preserve the building's rich and historical facade, which has intricate Romanesque Revival details, and will also include functional spaces that serve students best.
Some of this New York student housing's features include a laundry room, community kitchens, lounges, study areas, a performing arts studio, a games area, a fitness facility, and 24/7 security, all of which are part of the building's 30,000 sq ft of amenities. This property will also feature various room types, including quads and single, double, and triple rooms.
Andrea Colagrande, Managing Director at Hawkins Way/FOUND Study, has recently stated: "At FOUND, we're dedicated to creating high-quality, trusted housing solutions for students, interns, and our partners.
As a former large-scale hotel, the existing property allowed us to create new housing options for hundreds of students with amazing amenities and a prime location. We see FOUND Study Turtle Bay and its sister property, FOUND Study Midtown East, as the future of student housing in NYC, and we're thrilled to start welcoming residents this fall".
Other than FOUND Study Turtle Bay's amazing building features, the property is also in close proximity to various campuses, which include the New York Institute of Technology and various other campuses.