Closings

The New York Marriott World Trade Center was irreparably damaged.

New York Marriott Financial Center experienced significant damages, and Marriott is not yet clear on future plans for the structure. The company did issue a statement saying, "We are committed to doing everything we can to repair and reopen the Financial Center Marriott as soon as possible. At this time, we are taking reservations for the early part of next year." Marriott has created an assistance line: (866) 211-4610.

Although the 463-suite Embassy Suites New York City that opened last June with 9,000 square feet of meeting space, including the 3,096 square foot Hudson Ballroom, was not damaged, it remains closed until further notice because of its proximity to "ground zero." Rescue workers are currently being housed in the hotel.

The Millenium Hilton’s front windows were blown out as a result of the attack, but a Hilton spokesperson says the building's structural integrity is fine. Plans are to reopen the hotel within the next few months.

The 144-room Regent Wall Street that opened in 1999 on Wall Street sustained no damage, but temporarily converted its ballroom to assist rescue workers, media and police and fire department personnel. This deluxe hotel, in the former Merchant Exchange building, a landmark, includes 2,500 square feet of meeting space.

Delays

As a result of the terrorist attacks, the 311-room Ritz-Carlton, New York, Battery Park that was set to open in October has delayed its opening until January 15, 2002. The hotel was not damaged except for severe dust.

New

The 285-room Ritz-Carlton Central Park South is scheduled to open in March of 2002. Formerly the St. Moritz hotel, it is being renovated and redeveloped into a five-star hotel. There will be two boardrooms with state-of-the-art technology and high-speed Internet access for up to 16 each. There will also be a private dining and function room for small receptions or dinners.