InterContinental New York Barclay hotel re-opens after $247m refurb

By Chris C., May 18 2016
InterContinental New York Barclay hotel re-opens after $247m refurb

The InterContinental New York Barclay hotel is has re-opened following an extensive 20-month, US$180 million (A$247m) top-to-bottom refurbishment.

Among the new: a more open and inviting lobby space with a variety of seating, a restaurant and a gin bar…

… serving as a venue for gin novices and aficionados alike to acquaint themselves with the versatile spirit through a variety of cocktails: some on the sweeter side like ‘The Hive’ with honey and a honey cluster, and others more pure like the ‘Midtown Apothecary’…

… served over aromatised cracked ice with botanicals. Guests staying on the Club floors can also explore a new InterContinental Club Lounge, while all 704 guestrooms are styled to reflect a classic Park Avenue home:

“The InterContinental New York Barclay has been a Manhattan feature for more than 90 years (which coincided with) the debut of famous landmarks, such as the Chrysler Building, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman,” shares the hotel’s General Manager Hervé Houdré.

“While the rejuvenation of the Barclay inspires us to look back and reflect on the hotel’s storied past, it also allows the hotel to open a new chapter, welcoming a new generation of globally-minded guests who are looking for a residential-style New York escape,” Houdré continues.

The property has an ideal location in the heart of Manhattan at 111 East 48th Street, being a short walk from Park Avenue, Madison Avenue, Grand Central Station and the United Nations building…

… and retains its ties to the IHG Rewards and IHG Royal Ambassador schemes to recognise and reward the chain’s frequent guests.

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Chris C.

Chris is a a former contributor to Executive Traveller.

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Looking forward to staying here with my IHG Rewards Club points!

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