ATLANTA—InterContinental Hotels Group announces the opening of the Crowne Plaza 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, guestroom carpets and accent walls, and a modern glass design for the exterior façade.
The nine-story 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. Approximately 5,000 square feet of meeting space is available, including 10 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 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.