The new 177-room hotel in the midtown west Manhattan area, at 538 West 48th St., is the closest hotel to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal. It is also near the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex, featuring the space shuttle Enterprise, and the New York offices of several major corporations. The hotel offers guests a complimentary area shuttle service, and complimentary bottled water in each room.
"Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers," said Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Brand Management, Holiday Inn brand family, The Americas, IHG. "With more than 2,100 properties worldwide and 450 more in the pipeline, the Holiday Inn Express portfolio continues to provide our guests with an enhanced-stay experience at a great value. We are proud to welcome this hotel into the Holiday Inn family with the brand-new sign and everything it represents.”
The new opening comes on the heels of the opening of the Holiday Inn Express – NYC Herald Square 36th Street earlier this year. With over 340 of the pipeline hotels in the Americas region alone, the Holiday Inn Express brand continues to innovate and grow, remaining a key focus for IHG. The new hotels are in line with the Holiday Inn brand family’s $1 billion global brand relaunch, the largest project of its kind in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The hotel features a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.
“We’re pleased to be joining the Holiday Inn brand family and to be able to offer visitors looking for Manhattan hotels an outstanding guest experience at a great value in a convenient location,” said Lance Herman, general manager, Holiday Inn Express New York - Manhattan West Side. “Holiday Inn Express is a fresh brand that we believe fits well with the needs of visitors to Manhattan, whether they are here for business or leisure.”
The new hotel offers guests a comfortable, yet affordable stay with innovative, preferred-guest upgrades to ensure a pleasurable experience with amenities that include a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary high-speed Internet access and a business center with both Macintosh and PC computers. Business travelers will find large desks with ergonomic chairs, free local phone and toll free, phones with private voicemail and complimentary USA TODAY® newspapers.
The complimentary Express Start® breakfast bar features a full range of breakfast items, including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, yogurt, fruit, pancakes, the brand's proprietary cinnamon roll, and Smart Roast® coffee. Guest rooms will feature contemporary styling, a 32-inch HD flat screen TV, comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast 100% Arabica coffee. The SimplySmart™ shower incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™ Kohler showerhead, signature shower curtain with curved rod, upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and a custom line of cinnamon-scented bath products. Guests will enjoy the SimplySmart™ bedding collection, where they will find crisp fresh bedding that features an attractive decorative throw, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft, 200 thread-count sheets.