The two glass skyscrapers of Millennium UN Plaza
Hotel in New York are being transformed following an ambitious
top-to-bottom interior renovation.
The first $30-million phase
will debut a luxury West Tower in September 2012.
Designed by visionary architect Kevin Roche, the building’s
panoramic skyline views over the Empire
State Building, Chrysler Building, East River, and five bridges
are considered amongst the finest in Manhattan.
“Millennium UN Plaza Hotel is a
distinctive landmark located in the city of New York, which is
home to the United Nations Headquarters,” said Kwek Leng Beng,
Chairman of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc. “The upgrade of
Millennium UN Plaza from the ground up is more than just a
physical exercise for us. This will be a transformation that is
part of a continuous global process to enhance our hotels
internationally to meet the new expectations of our guests.”
The West Tower construction has already begun
and when it reopens in the fall, the tower’s 154 fully-renovated
rooms and suites, and an exclusive Skyline
Club on the 30th floor will showcase a signature design scheme by
renowned French interior designer Didier Gomez.
floor-to-ceiling windows guest
accommodations will offer modern
features and amenities to ensure a seamless work environment with
all the comforts of home, against a spectacular New York City
Guests of the West Tower be able to enjoy the Skyline Club, complemented by
panoramic views of Manhattan and the East River. This private
retreat will offer exclusive check-in, personalized concierge
services, breakfast, all-day refreshments, evening cocktails and
hors d’oeuvres, WiFi, and use of one of the two adjacent
The hotel’s lobby and public areas will also
undergo refurbishment and will feature a new coffee bar.
Scheduled for 2013, Phase II of the Millennium
UN Plaza Hotel’s renovation will focus on a new restaurant
concept, bar and full lobby renovations. Phase III will see the
completion of the East Tower renovation; thereby causing no
interruption to the hotel’s day-to-day operations.
“Few New York hotels can compete with our
location – close to the action (just a few minutes from Grand
Central Terminal, the Broadway Theater District and Madison Avenue
shopping), yet outside the frenetic currents of the city. The
Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, New York, is more than a great hotel,
it’s a sanctuary of style and comfort,” said General Manager, Wanda
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