Millennium UN Plaza Hotel plans major renovation

NEW YORK - Come September 2012, the United Nations will have a new fashionable neighbour that will be a fitting complement to its illustrious namesake.

Published: Sat 26 May 2012, 11:34 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 12:25 PM

The two iconic glass skyscrapers of Millennium UN Plaza Hotel will be transformed following an ambitious top-to-bottom interior renovation. The first $30-million phase will debut a luxury West Tower in September 2012. Catering to discerning business and leisure travellers as well as the diplomatic community, Millennium UN Plaza Hotel will once again takes its place on the international stage as the “hotel to the world.”

Since opening its doors in 1976, Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, at East 44th Street between First and Second Avenues, has been known for many things.

It is the first choice for dignitaries and heads of state visiting the United Nations. Designed by visionary architect Kevin Roche, the building’s stunning gaze-all-day panoramic skyline views over the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, East River, and five bridges are considered amongst the finest in Manhattan. And it boasts such extraordinary facilities as a swimming pool on the 27th floor and the only indoor tennis court in any New York City hotel.

The hotel will become the benchmark for future luxury properties worldwide. “Millennium UN Plaza Hotel is a distinctive landmark located in the city of New York, which is home to the United Nations Headquarters,” says Kwek Leng Beng, chairman of Millennium and Copthorne Hotels.

“Our hotel overlooks the East River and the UN Building that has been the famous signature for the global community’s pursuit of world peace in diversity. ”

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