The Intercontinental Barclay Hotel

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services : Interior Design
typology : Hospitality
location : New York, New York

The InterContinental New York Barclay hotel was an extensive $180 million renovation featuring 704 guest rooms with 31 suites, which included an expansive Presidential Suite and a Penthouse Sky Suite with 1,500 square feet of outdoor terrace space overlooking the Chrysler building. In addition, 15,000 square feet of meeting space, including two new ballrooms (8,500 SF), a gin bar and lounge, and a signature Club InterContinental.

The revival of The Barclay celebrates the hotel’s distinctive 90-year legacy while modernizing every detail, providing a luxurious residential-style guest experience in the heart of the city. The Barclay’s new interiors provide a contemporary take on the luxurious residential feel of the original 1926 Federal-style hotel, originally designed by Cross & Cross, the architectural firm behind the Fifth Avenue’s Tiffany & Co building.

As one of New York’s original “Railroad” hotels, built by the Vanderbilt family, the Barclay served as a residence to many prominent guests who visited, lived, worked, and socialized at the hotel, including Martin Luther King Jr., Ernest Hemingway, and President Bill Clinton, among others.
The Barclay Experience - quintessential New York elegance, an international outlook,
sustainable practices, and a celebration of culture

SIZE: 420,000 sq. ft. / 39,020 sq. m.
KEYS: 704 keys

AWARDS: WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS – UNITED STATES’ LEADING BUSINESS HOTEL
WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS – NORTH AMERICA’S LEADING BUSINESS HOTEL