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Marriott Vacations Worldwide, a leading global vacation ownership company, have announced that it has taken over management of The Strand Hotel in New York City. They have also confirmed that subject to terms and conditions being met, Marriott Vacations Worldwide has agreed to  purchase  the 176-room hotel in intervals over time, set to begin in 2018 and plans to make the hotel part of it’s Marriott Vacation Club timeshare ownership program. The announcement of this desirable location, further contributes to Marriott Vacations Worldwide’s capital efficient growth strategy of adding in demand travel destinations to it’s already prestigious portfolio of resorts around the world. The Strand Hotel is Located on 37th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, which means it is ideally located for Owners and guests to enjoy all that NYC has to offer.

The president and CEO of Marriott Vacations Worldwide stated in a recent interview that “New York City has been on our list as a destination for our Owners to explore for quite some time,” he also acknowledges that “The location of this property puts our Owners right in the heart of Manhattan where they can experience firsthand the vibrant energy the city has to offer. I am excited about this opportunity as a destination for our Owners and as a new sales location, continuing our strategy of growing our network of resorts.”

Marriott Vacations Worldwide predicts that it will most likely re brand The Strand as a Marriott Vacation Club in early March 2016 and they will then start welcoming Marriott Vacation Club Owners to their latest destination. Reservations for Owner usage through the Marriott Vacation Club exchange program are rumored to be offered as early as February 2016, with a view to arrivals beginning in early March 2016. Additionally, the company plans to open it’s brand new Manhattan sales office by mid 2016.

Guests arriving to the Strand will be welcomed with a elegantly decorated lobby and offers rooms with upscale contemporary décor of neutral shades and light textures. All of the rooms have HD flat screen televisions, free WIFI. decadent bathrooms adorned in European-style tiling, custom wooden cabinets and top-of-the-range fixtures and fittings.

In addition to its central Manhattan location, The Strand also offers oustanding on-site amenities, including The Strand Bistro, a cosy New York dining experience, and a rooftop lounge, The Top of The Strand. Named “New York City’s Best Year-Round Rooftop Bar” by New York Magazine, The Top of The Strand features a retractable glass roof, which overlooks the world famous Empire State Building.

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