Marriott International will begin to build in the autumn the world’s largest prefabricated hotel, which will be located in the New York neighborhood of Manhattan, with 26 floors of prefabricated rooms and 110 meters high. It will be marketed as ‘AC Hotel New York NoMad’ and it is expected to be ready to open its doors by the end of 2020.
The rooms will be assembled in Poland, from where they will be ready to be offered to customers, including furniture, decoration and taps, and then be transferred to New York by sea.
Once in arrivals in the United States, they will be placed at number 842 of Sixth Avenue during the night, since the hours of less traffic will be used to carry out the work. On the other hand, areas such as the restaurant and the lobby, are planned to be built in a traditional way.
The chain has integrated the construction process based on prefabricated modules because it considers that it reduces construction time, material expenses and noise, in addition to considering that the final product is of higher quality and with more precision from the factory.
Marriott began to work on modular construction in 2014 to reduce hotel construction time, which was lengthened due to the construction boom in the country and the consequent shortage of labor.
Since 2011, the hotel giant has seen that the average time to build and open a hotel in North America has increased by 50%, depending on factors such as the location and size of the property.