Holiday Inns opens US$31m Long Island property

IHG has announced the opening of the 136-room

Holiday Inn Long Island City-Manhattan View. The $31 million new-build property is conveniently located in the Queens borough, near all three major NY airports and the New York City subway system.The hotel offers a variety of amenities including a state-of-the art fitness centre, indoor swimming pool and wireless internet access, and most rooms have balconies with views of the Manhattan skyline.

The property will showcase the brand’s new sign.  First announced in 2007, the relaunch program was established to create a more contemporary brand image, increase quality and drive consistency.

“We are thrilled to welcome this property to the Holiday Inn family of hotels with the brand new sign and everything it represents,” said John Merkin, senior vice president, Brand Management, Holiday Inn Brands, The Americas. “Development in the New York City market is key to expanding our Holiday Inn consumer base and growing an even stronger presence across the Americas.”

Situated in Long Island City in the Queens borough, the new-build 75,000 square foot hotel boasts modern décor throughout the lobby and guestrooms.  The property is within walking distance to the New York City subway system, making guests just minutes away from popular Manhattan attractions.

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“We’ve invested $31 million to build this property and are pleased with the end result,” said Juan Bueno, general manager.  “The New York City area is one of the most well-travelled markets for both tourism and business in the U.S., and it’s a perfect fit for the Holiday Inn product.”
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