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New York Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge Hits a Sweet Spot By Kelsey Ogletree , January 5, 2017 New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge is generating quite a buzz. That's in part due to its bee program being cultivated by the in - house culinary team on its rooftop. Even sweeter than the honey produced by the fleet of insects, however, is the increase d business the property has been enjoying since a $45 million, top - to - bottom renovation was completed last year. Only a block from the pedestrian walkway to the famous Brooklyn Bridge, the Marriott (opened in 1998 as the first new - build hotel in Brooklyn i n more than six decades) has grown exponentially in popularity as the neighborhood has gentrified. It plays on a modern industrial vibe with a certain urban grit that Brooklyn has become known for. The evidence is seen in each of its 667 guest rooms, plus the common spaces surrounding the lobby. M Club Lounge, added off the lobby in the renovation, is a nod to the area's Navy history. Full of nautical decor, the bright space is flanked by expansive windows, with subtle rope elements tying it all together. F or Marriott Rewards Gold and

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