Millennium UN Plaza completes first phase of transformation

Millennium Hotels & Resorts announced that its North American property will re-open as ONE UN New York this September with the launch of the hotel's new West Tower. Formerly known as the Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, ONE UN is 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 the completion of a more than $30-million West Tower renovation.

ONE UN’s name was inspired by the hotel's neighbor, and physical address at One United Nations Plaza, a landmark in the city of New York, home to the UN Headquarters. The completely gutted interior renovation was achieved within a nine-month period, with the project team including GLA, the company’s architects and hotel management.

The West Tower's 154 fully renovated deluxe guestrooms and suites boast plush interiors and skyline views. With rooms starting on the 29th floor of the 40-floor, the Kevin Roche-designed building offers views all the way from the Chrysler Building to the under-construction Freedom Tower at Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan.

Starting at 367 square feet, guestrooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and interiors in bronze and taupe hues. Exclusive to West Tower guests, technology includes 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.

 

Signature amenities will include toiletries by Chinese luxury lifestyle brand Shanghai Tang and a global Millennium family program with children's concierge services. East Tower and West Tower guests may take advantage of ONE UN's facilities, such as a swimming pool and a 24-hour fitness center with river views, and the only indoor tennis court in any New York City hotel, located on the 39th floor.

The completion of Phase I renovation will see the opening of a brand-new cafe in the refurbished ONE UN lobby. Cafe refreshments can also be enjoyed in a piazza-style outdoor area by the front of the hotel.

Scheduled to open in 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.

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