LONDON – Millennium Hotels and Resorts has announced that iconic hotel, ONE UN New York, will relaunch as Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza on 30 August 2017. Located in the heart of the International United Nations Headquarters in New York City, the hotel has a long history of welcoming global pioneers, politicians and diplomats and will continue to deliver impeccable hospitality under Hilton’s operation. In addition to exceptional service, guests of Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza will also be able to enjoy the added benefits of Hilton Honors, Hilton’s award-winning loyalty programme.
The property completed an extensive $68 million phased renovation in 2016, which saw the 439 guest rooms and suites, meetings and event spaces, public areas and restaurant upgraded significantly while preserving the distinctive architecture and character of the original Kevin Roche-designed building.
Mr. Kwek Leng Beng, Chairman of Millennium & Copthorne, Plc., commented: "We are very pleased that our unique property located on the grounds of the United Nations headquarters will be managed by Hilton as Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza. With the availability of premier accommodation and event space in midtown Manhattan, Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza will be an ideal choice for many of the Hilton loyal guests. It is a win-win situation for both Hilton and Millennium Group. We look forward to this expanded relationship with Hilton in North America and internationally.”
Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza boasts spectacular views of the New York City skyline and East River, as well as being located close to several landmarks and attractions including Broadway Theatre District, Times Square, Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal and the world-famous shopping destination, Fifth Avenue. In addition to views of the city and proximity to attractions, guests of Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza can also enjoy a variety of dining options. The Ambassador Grill offers modern, all-day dining serving classic dishes in a historic setting. Guests can also enjoy the Ambassador Lounge and choose from their extensive cocktail menu and, for an exclusive city experience, guests can visit the Skyline Club which sits on the 30th floor overlooking Manhattan. It is the perfect place for guests to enjoy breakfast and all-day refreshments with private access to the rooftop bar.
With approximately 7,500 square feet of meeting spaces, Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza is the ideal place for meetings and events. The hotel boasts six versatile meeting and function rooms offering natural light and panoramic views of New York City, including the hotel’s stunning ballroom, which can accommodate up to 300 guests. Each space comes with audio-visual and production support along with the added bonus of having the hotel’s specialised catering and events team on hand to provide advice and support. In addition to this, guests can also use the hotel’s tennis court, valet parking, concierge service, Wi-Fi, 24-hour fitness centre and children’s programming while staying at Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza.
Mr. Kwek added: “With stunning skyline views, modern accommodations and amenities and a location in one of the world’s most sought-after destinations, we are confident we will exceed our guests’ expectations and further establish Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza as one of the city’s top hotels. The hotel will join its sister property, Millennium Hilton New York Downtown, which is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, in welcoming many of the Hilton brand’s valued guests to this dignified residential area of Midtown East.”
Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. To mark the hotel's opening, Hilton Honors members who stay at Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza between August 30, 2017 and September 30, 2017 will earn 1,000 Bonus Points per night.
David Marr, senior vice president and global head, full service brands, Hilton, said: “At Hilton, we are constantly looking to be in the destinations that matter most to travellers and New York City continues to attract record-breaking visitors each year. The opening of Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza brings our signature hospitality to where the world meets, and we look forward to providing exceptional guest experiences true to the Hilton brand.”