New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge is generating quite a buzz. That's in part due to its bee program being cultivated by the in-house culinary team on its rooftop. Even sweeter than the honey produced by the fleet of insects, however, is the increased business the property has been enjoying since a $45 million, top-to-bottom renovation was completed last year. Only a block from the pedestrian walkway to the famous Brooklyn Bridge, the Marriott (opened in 1998 as the first new-build hotel in Brooklyn in more than six decades) has grown exponentially in popularity as the neighborhood has gentrified. It plays on a modern industrial vibe with a certain urban grit that Brooklyn has become known for. The evidence is seen in each of its 667 guest rooms, plus the common spaces surrounding the lobby. M Club Lounge, added off the lobby in the renovation, is a nod to the area’s Navy history. Full of nautical decor, the bright space is flanked by expansive windows, with subtle rope elements tying it all together. For Marriott Rewards Gold and Platinum Elite members, it doubles as a concierge lounge and a coworking space, complete with plenty of snacks, premium Wi-Fi and business services. In lieu of Starbucks, the resident caffeine supplier in the lobby is Brooklyn Roasting Company. The local roaster and espresso lab serves a variety of coffee drinks. It also occasionally does tasting seminars and classes for guests that could also be arranged for a group.