Wagner at the Battery to Join Marriott Luxury Collection in NYC

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Back in 2018 we shared how Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park Getting Deflagged and is now operating as an independent as The Wagner Hotel which is operated by Highgate Hotels.

Apparently the hotel hasn’t being doing well as an independent hotel and has been struggling to get business, which is why it will be returning to Marriott next month as part of the Luxury Collection, in hopes to attract Marriott loyalists.

Their new website is already up and live, however reservations aren’t currently being accepted nor has an official hotel category been announced.

a building with a glass roof

This will be the second Luxury Collection in New York City, joining The Chatwal, which is a Marriott Category 8 property.

The Wagner does have a Club Lounge, but per the Marriott Bonvoy terms, Luxury Collection properties due not have to allow access for Platinum, Titanium, and Ambassador Elites similar to Ritz-Carlton, so I wouldn’t count on receiving many perks when staying here.

Additionally, keep in mind this hotel has a hefty $45.90 resort fee per night which includes the following:

  • Unlimited premium high-speed wireless Internet access for all devices
  • Unlimited local, long distance phone calls
  • 24-hour access to the fitness center
  • Digital Newspaper with thousands of publications from around the world
  • Two bottles of water in-room, replenished daily
  • Evening turndown service upon request
  • Complimentary Wagner Bicycle rentals
  • Complimentary Coffee Hours at 2 West Restaurant from 5.30 am until 11 am daily

We’ll be sure to provide updates once booking through Marriott goes live, as well as what category The Wagner becomes and if they plan to do any renovations, as the property is in need of a major refresh.

a hotel room with a large bed and a chair

See other New York City hotels that recently changed brands:

What are your thoughts on the Wagner joining the Marriott family again, this time as part of the Luxury Collection? Feel free to share in the comments below.

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  1. I stayed there once 3 years ago as a lifetime platinum and their service was worse than motel 6. I cut short my 5 day stay to 2 days despite losing prepaid reward points and moved over to ritz Central Park. They were that bad. At least 5 disappointing interactions and not even one good interaction.
    The club was great but rooms were very small ( of course, it’s NY)

  2. Booked 2 rooms 4 years ago thru Amex FHR. They refused to apply both $100 property credits to a single restaurant bill, despite me putting both room numbers on the check. Great location for the Liberty Island ferry though.

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