Brooklyn has transformed itself into a global business center, and now, the city's largest hotel—the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge—has a series of renovations in the works to keep up with the shifting demands of its clientele.

The hotel has already completed the first phase of its $43 million renovation and reposition that hopes to better convey the borough's layers of history and change, its vibrant neighborhoods and culture, and its ties to transportation. The first phase included updates to The Bar (Great Room Lobbby), Front Desk and new M Club Lounge.

The Bar, located just off of the hotel’s grand entrance, has incorporated local industrial chic into its style, with materials evoking an urban edge: glass, metal, subway tiles and white marble tops. The design team has worked closely with select Brooklyn-inspired artists and artisans to curate original works that will highlight the space. Tableside, guests can enjoy food and drinks sourced locally from Brooklyn, such as craft beers, coffee from Brooklyn Roasting Company and other culinary delights.

The M Club Lounge, adjacent to the Great Room Lobby, is entered via a wooden “gate.” The spacious, light-filled lounge creates a modern interpretation of the Brooklyn narrative in various design elements. Natural materials such as wood, rope and knots divide the spaces, which are reflective of the nearby Brooklyn Navy Yard.

At the front desk, the new Brooklyn vibe is also in play. The concierge team, in partnership with Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, will be fluent in Brooklyn culture and events, and display the website digitally to guests. A dramatic focal point during the check-in experience is a large abstract mural based on a photograph of the Brooklyn Bridge, which sets the progressive, artsy tone.

The renovation of the hotel’s ballroom and meeting rooms, one of the largest and most versatile venues in the entire city, will be completed in September 2015. This spring, the hotel will also unveil the redesign of its 667 guest rooms. All guest room renovations will be completed in 2016.

The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge is located at 333 Adams Street in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, steps away from MetroTech Center, Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill. It is convenient to Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and the Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The hotel features 667 rooms, a fitness center, and over 40,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space.