Holiday Inn NYC – Lower East Side Opens at 150 Delancey Street
By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor
The growing InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) empire recently added a new facility to its New York City list of hotels with the opening of Holiday Inn NYC – Lower East Side at 150 Delancey St. Designed by architect Gene Kaufman, who has a long history with hotel projects in New York, the 58,000-square-foot full-service facility was developed by the McSam Hotel Group, one of the largest hotel developers in the city.
The eight-story hotel features 132 guest rooms—82 single bed rooms, 50 double bed rooms and 6 rooms for the physically challenged—in line with the Holiday Inn family’s $1 billion global brand re-launch that aims to increase quality and consistency across the global portfolio of over 1,200 properties.
Apart from the standard Holiday Inn signature guestroom and bathroom accommodations, all hotel rooms are equipped with business-focused amenities such as ergonomic workstations, data ports and complimentary USA Today newspapers. The hotel’s ground floor is anchored by a Retro Bar & Grill, where guests can enjoy American-influenced cuisine throughout the week at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
“The Holiday Inn brand has always represented quality and comfort, and our new hotel is a perfect fit for the Lower East Side neighborhood,” said Tim Chhatwal, the hotel’s general manager, as quoted in a press statement.
According to Bowery Boogie, the Holiday Inn NYC – Lower East Side site was purchased for $15.75 million in mid-2009 by hotel guru Sam Chang, the developer behind the McSam Hotel Group. The project kicked off several weeks later with the demolition of the low-rise buildings at the corner of Delancey and Suffolk streets.
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