Marriott has officially opened its newest Renaissance branded hotel in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. The Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel is the tallest in this area at 39 stories, at a height of 430 feet.

The new luxury property is located where the Antiques Garage flea market once stood. The interior design of the hotel incorporates the whimsical nature of this iconic market and the surrounding neighborhood so guests can look forward to added pops of surprise in their rooms as well as spaces peppered within the hotel.

Guests entering one of the beautifully decorated rooms may find an odd-ball gnome lamp on the table, or clothes hooks that look like rabbits. Other unique features are in each room, making every stay at the Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel a new and invigorating experience. The newly opened property houses a total of 341 guest rooms and suites.

The top two floors of the hotel are the pool and lounge area. The pool is one of the highest rooftop pools in Chelsea. The pool and lounge area have been carefully designed to mimic an English garden, but with modern appeal. For those who are wondering, the bi-level lounge and rooftop pool - affectionately named Somewhere Nowhere - will make their debut soon in the months to come.

One of the more stunning features of the hotel is the 2,170-square-foot ballroom that opens up to Juliet balconies overlooking the beautiful Chelsea skyline. The hotel also features the Italian restaurant, Cotto, along with plenty of flexible event space.

Marriott has already opened a Renaissance hotel in Midtown and at Times Square. This is the hotel giant's third Renaissance property in New York, with two more poised to open in Harlem and Flushing over the next two years. Marriott shared that it has chosen all these unique and iconic locations so its guests can experience these areas with a fresh perspective.

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