Millennium UN Plaza Hotel New York Launches Major Upgrade Initiative

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 22 May 2012

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 buildings 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 towers 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.

Featuring 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 backdrop.

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 doeuvres, WiFi, and use of one of the two adjacent boardrooms.

The hotels 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 Hotels 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 hotels 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, its a sanctuary of style and comfort, said General Manager, Wanda Chan.

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