ATLANTA—InterContinental Hotels Group and Crescent Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of the new 492-room Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District hotel located in New York City’s downtown business center. Standing more than 453 feet tall, the hotel’s guestrooms have views of the Hudson River and One World Trade Center. The new-build hotel is owned by Golden Seahorse LLC and managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts.
“The opening of the Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District, the tallest Holiday Inn hotel in the world, is another milestone for our iconic brand, and we are excited about the role this property is playing in the revitalization of Manhattan’s historic Financial District,” said Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Americas Holiday Inn portfolio of brands, IHG.
This will be the Holiday Inn brand’s 22nd hotel to open in the New York City market. There is significant opportunity for the brand, and the lodging industry as a whole, to grow its presence in the Financial District. Since 2003, the local residential population increased nearly 85 percent. This increased population and related business, along with the nearly 6 million annual visitors to Lower Manhattan, has resulted in a strong demand for lodging, apparent in both occupancy rates and hotel development in the area. Manhattan’s Financial District, a neighborhood previously known only for “big business,” has become a key part of the cultural landscape of the city. Located just a short distance from the hotel are popular business and leisure destinations, including the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, South Street Seaport, Chinatown, Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, and the Federal Reserve Bank.
“The location within the Financial District, proximity to the new Freedom Tower and National September 11 Memorial and Museum, and convenient access to the rest of The Big Apple positions the Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District to quickly become a premier location to accommodate business and leisure travelers visiting New York City,” said Michael George, Chief Executive Officer and President of Crescent Hotels & Resorts. “We are pleased to once again partner with IHG as we continue to grow our portfolio in key locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.”