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Millennium UN Plaza Unveils Its New Identity as ONE UN New York

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

New York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

Millennium Hotels and Resorts announced its iconic North American property will re-open as ONE UN New York this September with the launch of the hotel’s new luxury 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 striking 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. Located on East 44th Street between First and Second Avenues, ONE UN will set the standard for a series of enhancements at other iconic Millennium sister properties around the world that fully embrace their locality and characteristics, including the Biltmore in Los Angeles, the Knickerbocker in Chicago, and the Mayfair and the Baileys in London.

“As an owner and operator of hotels in major gateway cities around the world, it is necessary for us to revitalize our business and reinvent ourselves towards our global clientele. 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 and Copthorne Hotels plc.

Capturing the couture spirit of New York and Paris, the West Tower’s 154 fully renovated deluxe guest rooms and suites boast plush interiors to complement breathtaking skyline views. With rooms starting on the 29th floor of the 40-floor Kevin Roche-designed building, guests can enjoy 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, spacious guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and stylish, warm interiors in bronze and taupe hues that combine understated luxury with modern amenities to ensure a seamless work environment with all the comforts of home. Exclusive to West Tower guests, state-of-the-art 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 high-end 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 alike can take advantage of ONE UN’s rare 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.

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