NEW INTERCONTINENTAL NEW YORK TIMES SQUARE HOTEL TAKES CENTER STAGE IN MANHATTAN THIS SUMMER

The newest New York Times Square hotel opens this July 2010 featuring international style and amenities in the heart of the Times Square and Broadway theatre district

April 22, 2010, New York, NYIHG, the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, has begun the countdown to the opening of the newest InterContinental Hotels & Resorts property in Times Square.  Slated to open in July, the InterContinental New York Times Square will join the historic InterContinental New York Barclay as IHG’s newest InterContinental Hotel in the city.

Situated on 44th Street just west of Times Square, the new-build hotel is in the heart of the Broadway Theatre district, a short walk from Fifth Avenue shopping and world-class museums.  Featuring expansive views of Manhattan from virtually every guestroom, the new InterContinental Hotel New York Times Square will deliver an insider’s view of the city by providing a contemporary, vibrant yet intimate experience.

The new New York City hotel, features a total of 607 guestrooms including 29 corner suites, each averaging 350 square feet, with oversized bathrooms complete with walk-in rain showers. Additionally, the hotel’s 2,700-square foot duplex Presidential Suite will showcase dramatic panoramic views.  As one of the closest hotels to Javits Convention Center, the property also features 10 meeting rooms totaling 10,000 square feetinclusive of a 4,000-square foot ballroom.

“Opening the largest new-build hotel in the New York City market since 2002 – especially in this economy – is a tremendous milestone and the result of working with the right owners to put the right hotel brand in the right location,” said Jim Abrahamson, president, The Americas, IHG.  “By leveraging the global strength of the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand and the scale of IHG, the InterContinental New York Times Square will be in a prime position this summer to attract both international and domestic business, conference and leisure travelers.”

The hotel will showcase a new French inspired brasserie, Ça Va from Celebrity Chef Todd English who was recently named to James Beard Foundation’s “Who’s Who in Food and Beverage in America.”  The restaurant includes an intimate dining space available for private events and a dynamic bar area overlooking Broadway capturing the energy of the New York Theatre District and the urban appeal of historic Hell’s Kitchen.

With interior design by Jeffrey Beers International (JBI), the InterContinental New York Times Square is being developed, and is owned by, a partnership led by affiliates of Tishman Hotel & Realty LP, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.

About InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
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About InterContinental Hotels Group
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, nearly 4,400 hotels and over 640,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world.  The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® and also manages the world’s largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club® Rewards with 47 million members worldwide.

IHG has 1,500 hotels in its development pipeline, which will create 140,000 jobs worldwide over the next few years.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

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Contact:       
Caroline Counihan                                                Emily Brinkley  
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts                         InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
caroline.counihan@ihg.com                                   emily.brinkley@ihg.com
(770) 604 2090                                                    (770) 604 2037

 

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