The MC in Montclair to be part of Autograph Collection by Pinnacle.
At the beginning of June, Pinnacle announced their plans to build the MC. According to a press release, the MC will be “an eight-story, full service boutique hotel at Bloomfield Avenue and Orange Road in downtown Montclair.” This hotel will become part of the Autograph Collection, which is Marriott International’s chain of independent hotels.
“Our design strategy celebrates Montclair’s distinctive culture, diversity and artistry – a perfect fit with the Autograph Collection’s unique, one-of-a-kind properties,” said David Ashen, principal of Dash Design, the hotel’s interior design and branding firm. “With a casual sense of luxury and an eclectic vibe, the property aims to be a destination point for the community with a range of social gathering spots.”
The MC will feature many things that will make this hotel stand out from all the rest. There will be a farm-to-table restaurant, a rooftop bar and a library located in the lobby. There will be front-door valet parking to a six-story parking garage, which will also offer solar power and an automated parking system.
Some features will also be open year-round to the public, including an “outdoor plaza connected to a two-story round atrium with 30-foot-high glass walls.” Additionally, an art program run with Montclair Township will host exhibits in the hotel lobby and other public areas, including a sculpture in the public plaza.
“We’re thrilled that the MC will join premier hotels including the Algonquin in New York City as part of the Autograph Collection,” said Brian M. Stolar, president and CEO of the Pinnacle Companies. “The MC will be the first full-service hotel to open in Montclair since the Hotel Montclair, which closed in 1938, and will provide a new gathering spot for the community.”
The MC will also include “13,000 square feet of corporate offices, conference and meeting space.”
If transportation is a concern of any possible hotel guests, they should no longer be worried! Hotel guests are permitted to use Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Shuttles to and from one of six of Montclair’s train stations, or participate in a new “bike and car share program.” Montclair will build their first bike depot at Bay Street station after recently being awarded a $20,000 grant by Sustainable Jersey.
The MC is expected to open in early 2016, and construction is expected to take approximately 15 months.