Fresh Meadows is seriously becoming a destination.
Two six-story hotels under the Marriott brand are being built in the neighborhood, marking another big hotel chain coming to the mostly residential area.
The Courier recently reported about the Mayflower Business Group’s 11-story Hilton hotel under construction in Fresh Meadows on 186th Street, which will target students and immigrants from China.
East West United Realty Development is working on this double Marriott project, which is on the other side of the Long Island Expressway, at 183-31 Horace Harding Expwy. The right building will be a Courtyard Hotel and the left will be Fairfield Inn and Suites, which are brands of Marriott hotels.
The hotels will offer a combined 218 rooms and underground parking.
Unlike Mayflower’s Hilton building, this double Marriott brand project will target all tourists coming to New York City, according to the representatives for the developer.
They believe it will be attractive because it is relatively close to the borough’s airports and—located adjacent to the LIE—has easy access to one of Queens’ major thoroughfares.
Because it’s not in the immediate vicinity of the airports, the hotel could also offer cheaper rates, the representatives said, which will be attractive to guests.
Construction on the hotels recently began and the project is expected to be completed in 2016.