Regional General Contractor and Private Development Team Completing New Contemporary Four-Story Hotel in the City of Rochester

TAYLOR, a leading regional commercial General Contractor, with offices in Rochester, Buffalo and Ithaca, New York, has been awarded the contract for construction of the new Courtyard by Marriott east-end hotel. TAYLOR is joining a partnership with local developers and Rochester-based hotel management company Essex Hotel Management, for development and management of the new 91,000-square-foot, 126 room hotel located at 390 East Avenue adjacent and behind City Grill, replacing the East Avenue Inn & Suites. Construction work is currently underway, with completion expected in the fall of 2020.

“We are proud to partner with Saunders Management, Flower City Development, Essex Hotel Management and others to construct this modern and industry-leading brand to the City of Rochester,” said TAYLOR President, Karl Schuler. “We are excited to serve as contractors for such a key project.”

“On behalf of the entire 360 East CBM, LLC team we are extremely excited about the Marriott Courtyard project,” said Essex Hotel Management President and Director, Barbara Purvis. “With the assistance from Imagine Monroe, we will be able to redevelop the current location with a full-service hotel which will not only be more energy efficient, it will also allow us to add more employees which will nearly double our current workforce. Led by one of the most powerful portfolios and reservation systems in the industry, this brand will give people more ways to connect, experience and expand within our Rochester community.”

The Courtyard by Marriott at East Avenue and Alexander Street, features a 91,717-square-foot, 126 room hotel with 35 below grade parking spaces and 141 surface parking spaces. Designed by Silvestri Architects, the new hotel in the heart of the City of Rochester, will be modern in both design and its amenities, replacing the aging East Avenue Inn & Suites. It features a state-of-the-art business center, 24-hour fitness center, pool, and everything else you need to be productive, unwind, and move forward.

Courtyard is the hotel brand of choice for ambitious and enterprising guests who see business travel as a driver of personal fulfillment and professional growth. Courtyard provides opportunities for guests to pursue both their personal and professional passions on the road. With more than 1,100 locations in over 50 countries and territories, Courtyard is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information or reservations, visit

Headquartered in Rochester, New York, Essex Hotel Management, LLC has developed, owned and managed hotels and multi-family properties since the mid-1980s. The assets in our extensive portfolio represent over 3,500 hotel rooms and nearly 3,800 residential units located in 14 Eastern States. For nearly three decades, Essex’s “solution driven” approach has resulted in a high level of satisfaction – for our partners, owners and guests alike.

TAYLOR is a second-generation general contractor with over 35 years of experience in the design and construction of commercial, medical, industrial, multifamily, and institutional buildings. Having successfully completed literally hundreds of projects, TAYLOR has the resources to deliver superior execution on all phases of every project from the ground up. For more information on our company, and a chance to address your construction needs, please visit our website at