NEW JERSEY—The Courtyard by Marriott Newark Downtown, a mixed-use lodging and retail project in Newark, has opened for business, celebrating its grand opening on Tuesday.

“The opening of this Courtyard by Marriott is proof that people are coming to Newark to do business and be entertained,” Newark Mayor Cory Booker said. “Visitors want to be part of the Newark story. This beautiful new building on Broad Street, built by Tucker Development and the Essex County Building Trades, will host thousands and thousands of Newark visitors. They will bring more life to our streets and tell friends when they return home what a great city Newark is.”

Located within walking distance of Newark Penn Station, the Courtyard by Marriott is the first new hotel for Newark’s downtown area in more than 40 years.