NEW YORK—The InterContinental New York Barclay will close for a $175 million renovation, according to parent IHG, which will contribute 20% of the renovation costs with the remainder funded by Constellation Barclay Holding US, LLC.
The hotel recently checked out its last guest in preparation for the 18-month refurbishment, which will revitalize the landmark property.
“We are delighted to work with our partners, Constellation Barclay Holding US LLC, to manage the extensive renovation of our classic New York hotel,” stated Herve Houdre, regional director of operations and general manager of the InterContinental New York Barclay hotel. “The result will be the rebirth of a luxury hotel that reflects its elegance and architectural grandeur, as well as the classic taste and style of its sophisticated, international neighborhood.”
The hotel’s new design—developed with the assistance of architecture firm Stonehill + Taylor and interior designers HOK (formerly BBGM)—will completely revitalize the Federalist-style property, maintaining its heritage, while updating it. On completion, the property will feature approximately 700 guestrooms, a new InterContinental Club Lounge and a fully refurbished lobby with a new Gin bar and restaurant. The hotel also will continue to serve as a venue for corporate meetings, as well as for social events.