NEW YORK—Millennium Hotels & Resorts announced its North American property will re-open as ONE UN New York in September with the launch of the hotel’s new West Tower. Formerly Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, ONE UN will offer guests a singular experience in its West Tower, the first phase in a comprehensive three-part renovation of the two-tower building.
The Millennium property’s re-branding as ONE UN will mark not only the completion of a more than $30-million West Tower renovation, but also a new era for both the hotel and its neighborhood, historically underserved by the luxury hotel market.
“As an owner and operator of hotels in major gateway cities around the world, it is necessary for us to revitalize our business and re-invent ourselves geared towards our global clientele. We feel this is the perfect time to re-brand this unique hotel with the launch of the West Tower. ONE UN–a name inspired by the hotel’s illustrious neighbor, and physical address at One United Nations Plaza–is a distinctive landmark in the city of New York, home to the UN Headquarters. The hotel’s significant location is reflected in its new name,” says Mr. Kwek Leng Beng, Chairman of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, in an announcement. “The completely gutted interior renovation was achieved within an unprecedented nine-month period, thanks to our projects team, including GLA, our architects, and our hotel management. We are excited to showcase this elegant and sophisticated new product to the world.”
The West Tower’s 154 fully renovated guestrooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, touch-screen environment controls, iPod docking stations, NESPRESSO machines, and complimentary high-speed WiFi. A private Skyline Club on the 30th-floor provides personalized concierge services, continental breakfast, all-day refreshments, evening cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres.
ONE UN’s facilities include a swimming pool a 24-hour fitness center, and the only indoor tennis court in any New York City hotel, located on the 39th floor.
The completion of the Phase I renovation will see the opening of a brand-new café in the refurbished ONE UN lobby, featuring fresh-brewed Illy coffee, a globally inspired food menu, and wine service in the evenings.
Scheduled for 2013, Phase II of ONE UN’s renovation will focus on a new restaurant concept and bar, and full lobby renovations. Phase III will see an upgrade of the East Tower, which will remain open throughout ONE UN’s transformation.