NEW YORK—Marriott has agreed to operate a luxury hotel at Simone Development’s new Metro Center Atrium, a 370,000-sq.-ft. mixed-use project in the Bronx.

The Marriott at Metro Center Atrium, operating under the Residence Inn brand, will be the first luxury hotel to open in the Bronx. The 125-room hotel is slated to open in 2014.

The hotel is the latest addition to Simone Development’s 42-acre, multi-building Hutchinson Metro Center campus.

“Today is a great day for the Bronx,” said New York City Council Member James Vacca. “We welcome Marriott as the borough’s first hotel with open arms and hope it is the signal of even more great things to come.”

Located within the Hutchinson Metro Center complex in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx, the Metro Center Atrium will also include three floors of Class A office and medical space, retail space and restaurants. Plans for the building include a glass atrium and lobby.

Located off the Hutchinson River Parkway, Metro Center Atrium is accessible to major highways, bridges and airports.

Hutchinson Metro Center is a 42-acre suburban-style campus offering Class A office space and amenities including café, fitness center, on-site child care, attended gatehouse, landscaped courtyards with gardens and a full-service bank. In addition, tenants have access to an on-site car wash and detailing center, dry cleaners, free parking and shuttle service to subway lines.

The first two phases of the complex (1200 Waters Place and 1250 Waters Place), which comprise nearly 750,000 sq. ft. of office and medical space, are fully leased. The complex’s two additional phases totaling 650,000 sq. ft. (the 370,000-square-foot Metro Center Atrium and 280,000-square-foot Tower Two, adjacent to 1250 Waters Place), are currently under development.