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Crowne Plaza Hotel opening near JFK International Airport

Crowne Plaza Hotel opening near JFK International Airport

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces the opening of the Crowne Plaza® JFK Airport New York City hotel. The property has undergone a significant multi-million dollar renovation funded by ERG JFK Hotel, LLC, featuring a unique interior design with runway murals on the lobby ceilings, guest room carpets and accent walls, and a modern glass design for the exterior façade.

Located at 138-10 135th Ave., this nine-story Crowne Plaza hotel is the brand’s seventh in the metro New York City area. The hotel offers amenities that make it easy to get work done and that help guests unwind and relax, like complimentary Internet access, free parking, extended dining and bar service hours, a well-equipped fitness center, a zen room for yoga and meditation and the brand’s Sleep Advantage® program.

“We’re pleased to grow the Crowne Plaza brand in such a convenient location for business travelers,” said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Americas Brand Management, Upscale Brands, IHG. “We know our guests need to be productive when they’re on the road for work, and our hotels offer the service and amenities that enable them to be successful.”

The hotel has 330 guestrooms, including five one-bedroom suites and 14 junior suites, and is the only JFK airport hotel to offer a Presidential Suite. Guests will enjoy the upscale and sophisticated bar and lounge services as well as a 24-hour lobby market, “Jet”, offering freshly-made sandwiches, salads and snacks. Approximately 5,000 sq. ft. of meeting space is available, including ten meeting rooms and a ballroom.

“We’re incredibly excited to join the Crowne Plaza brand, which we feel is a strong fit for a global hub like JFK,” said Felix Maina, the hotel’s general manager. “Our close proximity to one of the world’s most heavily trafficked airports enables us to attract both business and leisure travelers as well as airline crews and passengers.”
The hotel’s Idlewild Restaurant pays homage to the airport’s original name. Guests can enjoy continental cuisine with a variety of quality menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and extended service hours. Additionally, the hotel features the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage program, which encompasses the entire sleep experience, from training staff on how to create and maintain a restful environment to providing innovative products and services. Program components include signature bedding, guaranteed wake-up calls, designated quiet zones and aromatherapy.


The Crowne Plaza JFK Airport New York City hotel is one of several Crowne Plaza properties expected to open throughout the U.S. in the coming months, including Fullerton, Calif., and Orlando, Fla. The brand has also seen growth in top U.S. markets with recent openings in downtown Detroit and Charlotte, N.C. With a quality global pipeline of nearly 100 hotels, the Crowne Plaza estate currently has more than 380 hotels worldwide.