International announced today that ground was broken for the first Wingate
Inn hotel in Manhattan, a $20 million, 17-floor structure to be built at
233-235 West 35th St., between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. Located one block north of Madison Square Garden, the 92-room hotel will
feature two top-floor suites and a separate restaurant that will provide
guests with room service. Owned by Staten Island restaurateurs Lisa and
Simon Lou, the Wingate Inn hotel is expected to open in the spring of 2006.
Wingate Inn President Keith Pierce said the new Wingate Inn hotel and its
all-inclusive pricing will be a “great relief for New York City business
travelers, who are used to paying high fees for amenities and services.”
The all-inclusive pricing policy includes wireless and wired Internet
access, deluxe continental breakfast, local calls, long-distance access,
faxes and photocopies, all included in the room rate.
Wingate Inn rooms feature a large desk, on-demand movies, Internet-enabled
TV, cordless phone, two-line speakerphone with conference calling and
voice mail, safe, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing boards. Hotel
facilities include a boardroom, meeting room, fitness room and 24-hour,
self- service business center.
While focused on serving the needs of business travelers, Wingate Inn
hotels also cater to leisure travelers by offering free accommodations for
children 18 and under when accompanied by an adult family member.
Wingate Inn hotels also offer a 100 percent guest satisfaction guarantee:
When problems are brought to the attention of hotel management during a
stay but cannot be resolved immediately, guests will receive a refund for
The Wingate Inn chain gained the highest ranking in the midscale, limited-
service segment by J.D. Power and Associates in its 2004 North America
Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study(SM). The chain also was recognized in
the 2004 Zagat Survey of Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts and Spas guide.