by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 05, 2016

The 348-room Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel, designed by Jeffrey Beers, has debuted in Manhattan. The property features a four-story LED clock on the hotel roof, "intelligent" corridors that respond to human movement, digitally enhanced elevator banks, and a Discovery Portal Powered by Time Out New York, which showcases hyper-local neighborhood guides on a digital alcove, accessed with the point of a finger or tap of a toe.

The hotel has 4,500 square feet of meeting and lounge space that accommodates up to 250 attendees. The space, on the seventh floor, features floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the city; stylized inspirational quotes from fashion greats such as Coco Chanel and Oscar de la Renta painted onto the raw concrete back wall pay homage to the neighborhood. Other hotel features include the Lobby Bar, the Club Lounge for Elite Marriott Rewards members and preferred guests, and Rock and Reilly's gourmet gastropub, with an 8,000-square-foot terrace and a retractable roof.