BROOKLYN, N.Y.—InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced its newest hotel development for downtown Brooklyn, minutes from the Barclay’s Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and a variety of shopping and entertainment venues. In partnership with 300 Schermerhorn Realty LLC, construction of the new-build $80 million Holiday Inn is expected to be complete by the end of 2014, with an anticipated opening in early 2015.
Owned by K.K. Mehta and his son Sanjeev Mehta, the Holiday Inn Brooklyn Nevins Station is their second IHG property in the metro New York area. The Mehta’s opened the first Staybridge Suites hotel for New York City in Times Square six years ago and the property continues to outpace its competitors.
At a press event and ground breaking in Brooklyn today, Kirk Kinsell, IHG President for the Americas region said, “We remain focused on strengthening Holiday Inn brand presence through developing markets like Brooklyn. KK Mehta and his family have been a part of the IHG family for 25 years, and we look forward to our continued relationship with them,” he added.
The 90,000-square-foot, 246-room hotel will have 15 floors with more than 3,000 square feet of meeting space including three meeting rooms and a ballroom. A sauna, steam room, indoor pool and a Jacuzzi will be among the guest amenities.
The hotel design will feature a familiar atmosphere that is warm, trend forward and comfortable. Guest beds will have crisp, white bedding with pillows that come in two comfort levels: “soft” and “firm.” Rooms will also include business-focused necessities such as an ergonomic workstation, data ports and complimentary USA TODAY newspapers. The bathrooms will include a multifunctional showerhead, as well as a signature shower curtain with curved rod, and Bath & Body Works amenities. Additionally, each room will have standard Holiday Inn guestroom accommodations including double, queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, hairdryer, micro fridge, coffee maker, iron, and ironing board.