Courtyard by Marriott opens waterfront hotel in Troy

 Officials cut the ribbon during an opening ceremony Thursday at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel on River Street in Troy.  Nicholas Buonanno

Officials cut the ribbon during an opening ceremony Thursday at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel on River Street in Troy.

Nicholas Buonanno

TROY, NY – Visitors to the Collar City will now have a new hotel they can stay in, with the opening of the Courtyard by Marriott waterfront hotel on River Street.

The five-story concrete masonry structure is prominently located between the city’s largest office complex and the Hoosick Street Bridge along 500 feet of the Hudson River.

Officials said the continued growth in the city’s tech and corporate office sectors, as well as lodging demands related to the city’s colleges, has fueled the need for additional rooms in the city and was a primary reason for the project.

The hotel, located at 515 River St., was developed by Kevin Bette, president of Latham-based First Columbia, which also owns the neighboring Hedley Building on River Street.

Bette said the 132-room hotel is being managed by DelMonte Hotel Group. The new hotel also brought 29 new jobs to the area.

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