“We’re in the process of completely restoring/upgrading the exterior of the building including all of the infrastructure inside. This process will take some time, of course, but the result will be a state-of-the-art, almost brand-new building. There is no set time table for the completion but it will likely be around the opening of the hotel, in 2014. We’re very excited about this project and what The New York EDITION means for the neighborhood and the city”, Marriott rep Catherine Leitner. The hotel will have 355 rooms and extras like a restaurant, a banquet space, a spa, and a “clock machine room” to operate the beloved timekeeper.