Groundbreaking for New Courtyard by Marriott Hotel at Mohawk Harbor

Groundbreaking for New Courtyard by Marriott Hotel at Mohawk Harbor


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Groundbreaking for New Courtyard by Marriott Hotel at Mohawk Harbor

Schenectady, N.Y., October 26, 2015 – Schenectady Mayor Gary R. McCarthy and Anthony Jasenski, Chairman of the Schenectady County Legislature,  today joined with the Galesi Group and BBL Construction Services to break ground on a new $15 million, 124-room Courtyard by Marriott Hotel at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady, NY.

Anthony Jasenski, Chairman of the Schenectady County Legislature said, “This project is another example of how working together through our unified economic development team we continue to attract private developers to invest in Schenectady County. The new Courtyard by Marriott will be a great addition to Mohawk Harbor and this project will continue the momentum that is transforming our waterfront.”

Gary R. McCarthy, Mayor of Schenectady said, “The new Courtyard by Marriott is a great way to launch Mohawk Harbor. This is the first of many positive developments that will occur at this new regional destination.  In addition, this project helps us keep business travelers and visitors at hotels here in Schenectady.”

David M. Buicko, COO of the Galesi Group said, “Mohawk Harbor is the culmination of years of work by the Galesi Group, New York State, Metroplex, and the City and County of Schenectady.  We are creating one of the largest waterfront projects in New York State that will include hotels, office space, apartments, condos, retail, bike trails, boat slips, and the Rivers Casino.  This is a combined $480 million investment in the future of Schenectady.”

Stephen Obermayer, CFO of BBL Construction Services said, “We are very excited to be working with the Galesi Group to bring a new Courtyard by Marriott hotel to Schenectady.  Mohawk Harbor will be an exciting waterfront destination where people can work, stay, live, be entertained, and enjoy the waterfront.”

Hotel guests at the new Courtyard by Marriott will have a variety of retail, dining, and entertainment amenities within walking distance.  The new hotel will be four stories tall and will include 124 rooms, a swimming pool and gym, business center and bistro.

The Galesi Group based in Rotterdam, NY is one of the leading real estate developers in New York State with over 11 million square feet of industrial, office and retail space.  (

BBL and its affiliates have constructed more than 40 hotels with more than three million square feet of hotel space in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Florida.  Local projects include Saratoga’s Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn, the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy and Albany, and the Marriott Renaissance Hotel now open in downtown Albany. (

A fall 2016 opening is planned.

About Mohawk Harbor

Mohawk Harbor is a 60-acre master planned community that integrates luxury living, high-tech offices, restaurants and retail along one mile of the Mohawk River. When complete, Mohawk Harbor will consist of over 1 million square feet, including 205 apartments, 50 condominiums, 15 townhouses, 2 hotels, 130,000 square feet of harbor side retail/dining, 64,000 square feet of Class A Office space, and one of New York State’s first licensed casinos, Rivers Casino & Resort. This pedestrian friendly waterfront development will create public access to the water for boating and recreation and offer community areas with outdoor seating, landscaped green space, and a direct link to the Mohawk Hudson Hike-Bike Trail



Rendering of New Marriott Courtyard Hotel at Mohawk Harbor