Industry Update
Press Release28 September 2010

InterContinental New York Times Square Volunteers in Harlem for “Responsible Business Day”

Management of new Times Square hotel join the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem in a day of service

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The Intercontinental New York Times Square Hotel

NEW YORK CITY, NY -- The new InterContinental New York Times Square, which opened its doors in July, has quickly embraced the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts mandate to sustain and enhance its local destination by participating in "Responsible Business Day" on September 21, 2010. In partnership with National Geographic's Center for Sustainable Destinations, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts properties regularly take part in activities that ensure their location remains an appealing place to visit for future generations.


Enthusiastic participants from the Times Square hotel headed to the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem for "Responsible Business Day," and spent the afternoon cleaning sidewalks and streets throughout the Harlem Community. Not only did the project beautify New York, but it also gave the hotel staff an opportunity to connect with the local community as they work side-by-side with children from the Boys and Girls Club.

General Manager Drew Schlesinger said of the event, "As both a new New York
and InterContinental property, participating in "Responsible Business Day" was especially important to our team. The event brought us in touch with the local community and allowed us to connect with our destination in a special way." Participating staff from the InterContinental New York Times Square included Mr. Schlesinger as well as a number of management staff from the property. They were joined by a team from the InterContinental Barclay.

The InterContinental Hotels and Resorts "Five Principles of Responsible Business," which guided the InterContinental New York in choosing their volunteer opportunity, include:

-- Integrity of Place - Staying true to the local character where each hotel or resort is located
Destination Appeal
- Celebrating what's attractive and compelling about each local area
- Supporting local community activities and initiatives
-- Sharing our Stories - Encouraging guest and colleague interest and exploration of each local area
--Minimising Impact - Demonstrating care and consideration of the local area and its people.

For more information on The InterContinental New York Times Square, visit

About The InterContinental New York Times Square

The InterContinental New York Times Square offers an ideal location on 44th Street just west of Times Square in the heart of the Broadway Theater District and short stroll from Fifth Avenue shopping. Opened in July 2010, the Times Square hotel features 36 stories with over 600 rooms; Ça Va, a Todd English restaurant; 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, including a 4,000-square foot Gotham Ballroom; and 10 smaller meeting rooms on one designated floor.

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