Hilton Hotels & Resorts has announced that One UN New York will join its network as Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza on 30 August, the brand’s 7th local property.
Situated alongside the United Nations headquarters, the property has long welcomed both leisure and business travellers as well esteemed leaders, diplomats and heads of state. The hotel is now poised to deliver Hilton’s flagship hospitality to visitors from across the globe. It has completed a $68 million phased renovation since 2012, which preserved the distinctive architecture and layout of the original Kevin Roche-designed building, while upgrading the hotel’s 439 guestrooms and suites, meetings and event spaces, public areas and restaurant.
“At Hilton, we are always looking to be in the heart of the world’s top destinations that matter most to our guests and Hilton Honours members, and no city embodies this more than New York,” says David Marr, Senior Vice President and Global Head, Full Service Brands, Hilton. “The addition of Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza brings our signature hospitality to the east side of Manhattan, and we look forward to providing exceptional guest experiences true to the Hilton brand.”
Offering panoramic views across the Manhattan skyline to one side, and with sweeping views of the East River to the other, nearby attractions include Grand Central Terminal, the Empire State Building, Fifth Avenue, Times Square and the Broadway Theatre district.
Guest and locals alike can enjoy a variety of dining options on-property including Ambassador Grill, serving up globally-inspired fare; Ambassador Lounge, featuring an extensive menu of wine, beer and spirits, and Un Café, which serves freshly-brewed coffee complemented by a wide selection of pastries, salads and sandwiches.
Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza will offer approximately 7,500ft² of meeting space across six adaptable event, function and exhibition spaces, each with natural light, including the hotel’s ballroom, which can accommodate up to 300 guests.
Each event space comes with dedicated audio/visual and production support, and the hotel has a specialised catering and events team on hand to provide advice for events of any size. Guests seeking exercise also have a variety of options, including a 24-hour fitness centre and a year-round tennis court.
“We are very pleased that our unique property located on the grounds of the United Nations headquarters will be managed by Hilton as Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza,” adds Kwek Leng Beng, Chairman of Millennium & Copthorne. “With the availability of premier accommodation and event space in midtown Manhattan, Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza will be an ideal choice for many of the Hilton loyal guests. It is a win-win situation for both Hilton and Millennium Group. We look forward to this expanded relationship with Hilton in North America and internationally.”