The InterContinental New York Barclay is to
close for a US$175 million renovation.
IHG will contribute 20% of
the renovation costs with the remainder funded by Constellation
Barclay Holding US, LLC.
The hotel recently checked out its last guest in
preparation for the 18-month refurbishment.
"We are delighted to work with our partners,
Constellation Barclay Holding US LLC, to manage the extensive
renovation of our classic New York hotel,” said Hervé Houdré,
regional director of operations and general manager of the
InterContinental New York Barclay hotel. “The result will be the
rebirth of a luxury hotel that reflects its elegance and
architectural grandeur, as well as the classic taste and style of
its sophisticated, international neighborhood.”
First opened in 1926, the hotel is located right
in the heart of Manhattan
and a short walk from Park Avenue, Madison Avenue and the United
The InterContinental New York Barclay has
been the hotel of choice, and sometimes residence, for
politicians, cultural influencers and other prominent figures
throughout the decades, including U.S. presidents, author Ernest Hemingway, ambassador and renowned hostess Perle Mesta, and civil
rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The hotel’s new
design ‒ developed with the assistance of architecture firm
Stonehill + Taylor and interior designers HOK (formerly BBGM) ‒
will completely revitalize the Federalist-style property,
maintaining its heritage, while updating it to cater to the needs
of today’s travelers.
On completion, the property
will feature approximately 700 guestrooms, a new InterContinental
Club Lounge and a fully refurbished lobby with a new Gin bar and restaurant.
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