The team behind the iconic InterContinental New York Times Square announced the hotel's reopening on October 9, 2020 with newly expanded IHG Way of Clean protocols in place to ensure guest and staff safety. The property also revealed a multi-million-dollar renovation encompassing a refresh of its 607 guestrooms, plus public hallways, The Stinger Cocktail Bar and Kitchen by Chef Todd English, and 13,000 square feet of meeting spaces by 2021.
Enhanced IHG Way of Clean protocols, developed in partnership with the highly respected Cleveland Clinic, include:
·Onsite Clean Champion to ensure elevated cleanliness standards are met consistently
·Face coverings required in all public spaces
·Reduced contact check-in, sanitized key cards and paperless check out
·Text message communication between guests and hotel staff
·Sanitizer stations throughout public areas, including a dedicated sanitizing station on each floor
·Transitioning all in-room collateral (menus, brochures, etc.) to a digital format
Sleep quality has also become the new standard at the InterContinental Times Square. The newly renovated guestrooms will allow guests to sleep soundly as they were designed to be noise-free and are each equipped with high performance windows that comply with InterContinental New York Times Square's LEED certification. For an even better night's sleep, guests will tuck themselves into new Beautyrest Black Napa Luxury Firm Pillowtop mattresses that are designed to provide full support and balance. All renovated guestrooms also feature new Smart TVs for easy entertainment.
Spa-like bathrooms feature walk-in rain showers with blue accents to bring the color theme together from the room. The guestrooms are complete with a new carpet design with a grid-like pattern to appear as an abstract aerial view of the city.
The new design flows into the guest corridors with a similar color palette as the guestrooms. The carpet is a contemporary twist on a classic chevron pattern, integrating a vibrant striation inspired by the fast pace of New York City. The high contrast between the textured beige wall covering and the dark grey accent at the guestroom door creates a drama which is inherent to the neighborhood.
The hotel is celebrating its opening by offering guests special packages to take advantage of. The full list of offers can be found here including:
· Resident Rate: Includes 4,000 IHG Rewards Club points, $25 Visa gift card and pets stay for free
· Breakfast for a Buck: A hearty breakfast of hot proteins, assorted fruit and pastries, warm oatmeal, juices, coffees and teas, and more for just $1 per day.
· $5 Parking: Allowing guests the ability to stay and park near Times Square, accommodations and parking provided for one vehicle, applicable for each night booked.
· Stay Longer & Save: Enjoy up to 25% off accommodations when staying three consecutive nights.