The Long Island Marriott in Uniondale is welcoming back guests as the region's economy continues into reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the reopening comes new safety and cleaning protocols, according to Blue Sky Hospitality Solutions, which manages the hotel. And guests can expect facility upgrades as well.
As the region shut down, the hospitality group began investing $1.5 million into improvements throughtout the property as it prepared to ultimately reopening the 615-guestroom hotel.
This includes new paving, landscaping, fitness center and signage. The improvements include elevated safety and cleaning protocols, with an increased frequency of cleaning and sanitizing in all public spaces and guest rooms. There is contactless check-in via the hotel's app as just one of the many ways to avoid touching surfaces.
And the hotel is also home to a 367-square-foot "living wall", installed in the lobby, complete with 2,350 tropical green plants.
The hotel is a popular destination for business travelers as well as visitors to the region's beaches, golf courses and nearby universities, as well as local museums and the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, nearby museums and more.
Blue Sky's Executive Vice President Ernie Catanzaro, who began his career at the Long Island Marriott Uniondale in the early 1980s, said he was "thrilled to be leading the opening" of the hotel.
"We are eager to reopen this important Long Island hospitality destination", Naveen Shah, President and CEO of Blue Sky Hospitality Solutions said.
SOURCE: Long Island Business News