Montclair’s MC Hotel opened Aug. 15, bringing the first full-service hotel to the town in 80 years.
Developed by a joint venture between The Hampshire Cos. and The Pinnacle Cos., along with investment partner Circle Squared Alternative Investments, the 159-room, 120,000-square-foot MC Hotel is part of the Marriott Autograph Collection portfolio.
Located at the corner of Bloomfield Avenue and Orange Road, the hotel stands at the gateway of Montclair’s downtown and is managed by Aparium Hotel Group, marking the group’s entrance into the East Coast market.
To celebrate the milestone executives from The Hampshire Cos., Pinnacle Cos. and Circle Squared were joined by Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson, members of the Montclair Town Council, representatives from Aparium Hotel Group, and the local community for a ribbon-cutting event marking the official opening of the hotel.
Located just one block away from the Montclair Art Museum, The MC Hotel is a short walk to Montclair’s dining, shopping and entertainment scene, including the historic Wellmont Theater, a 2,700-person venue.
The property’s ninth-floor rooftop features sweeping views of New Jersey’s foliage to the west and an uninterrupted view of the Manhattan skyline to the east. Just a five-minute drive from the Walnut and Bay Street New Jersey Transit stations, the hotel offers easy access to New York City via the Montclair-Boonton Line to Penn Station in just over 30 minutes.
On-site hospitality assets in the hotel feature a full conference and social event space on the entire second floor; and Allegory, a full-service lobby restaurant, and Alto, a ninth-floor indoor/outdoor rooftop bar and lounge.
“When we embarked on this project, we sought to not just build another hotel, but to redefine the hospitality experience, creating a space authentic to Montclair’s dynamic and vibrant downtown in New Jersey,” said James E. Hanson II, president and chief executive officer of The Hampshire Cos. “The successful execution of that vision is evident as we celebrate the opening of The MC Hotel. From unique culinary experiences, art and music-infused experiences, and breathtaking views, we’ve created a one-of-a-kind experience for guests and visitors as well as the local community.”
“Along with our partners, our dream was to bring forth the most luxurious boutique hotel the state of New Jersey has ever seen,” said Jeff Sica, CEO of Circle Squared Alternative Investments. “This was a project that took incredible effort and the contributions of everyone involved has truly raised the bar for what’s possible in the world of commercial real estate and private investing.”