New York's Hotel Pennsylvania Announces Extensive Renovation Program - First Phase Completed

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from New York's Hotel Pennsylvania

    NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- New York's Hotel Pennsylvania announced
 today the completion of the first phase of their renovation program.  The
 hotel, one of the city's legendary properties, and among the four largest, has
 completely rebuilt the lobby, elevators, and is in the process of a
 floor-by-floor makeover.  Half of the main elevator bank has been completely
 replaced, with the remaining portion coming on-line shortly.
     "By any standard this is a substantial project.  Our goal is to ensure
 that we retain our character, while modernizing facilities to meet the needs
 of the business traveler," said Steve Leonard, the Hotel's director of sales
 and marketing.
     Longtime a favorite destination of travelers world-over, New York's Hotel
 Pennsylvania features over 1700 rooms with an ideal, midtown location opposite
 Madison Square Garden and Amtrak's Penn Station.
     The results of this renovation can be easily seen on the property's
 remodeled floors, where stunning lobby carpeting leads to rooms filled with
 tasteful furniture and all-new soft goods.  CMS Design Inc., a Manhattan based
 design firm has been charged with the overall project coordination.  "In
 keeping with today's trends, we've selected a combination of both classical
 and contemporary furnishings, all designed to enhance our guest's stay," noted
 Chris Smith, a principal of CMS.
     As the first phase of the renovation is completed, subsequent phases will
 see the renovations extended to remaining floors.
     Since 1919, New York's Hotel Pennsylvania has been host to literally
 millions of visitors to Manhattan.  With 1700 rooms, and over 70,000 square
 feet of meeting and exhibit space the property is capable of handling
 conventions, tours and individual traveler requirements.  Its location on 7th
 Avenue at 33rd Street is convenient to the business and the fashion districts,
 as well as the Javits Center.  The property is known for having the
 longest-running telephone number, which prompted Glenn Miller's famous song
 "Pennsylvania 6-5000." Reservations can still be made to this number locally
 (area code 212), or by calling (800) 223-8585.  For more information contact
 http://www.hotelpenn.com
 
 

SOURCE New York's Hotel Pennsylvania
    NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- New York's Hotel Pennsylvania announced
 today the completion of the first phase of their renovation program.  The
 hotel, one of the city's legendary properties, and among the four largest, has
 completely rebuilt the lobby, elevators, and is in the process of a
 floor-by-floor makeover.  Half of the main elevator bank has been completely
 replaced, with the remaining portion coming on-line shortly.
     "By any standard this is a substantial project.  Our goal is to ensure
 that we retain our character, while modernizing facilities to meet the needs
 of the business traveler," said Steve Leonard, the Hotel's director of sales
 and marketing.
     Longtime a favorite destination of travelers world-over, New York's Hotel
 Pennsylvania features over 1700 rooms with an ideal, midtown location opposite
 Madison Square Garden and Amtrak's Penn Station.
     The results of this renovation can be easily seen on the property's
 remodeled floors, where stunning lobby carpeting leads to rooms filled with
 tasteful furniture and all-new soft goods.  CMS Design Inc., a Manhattan based
 design firm has been charged with the overall project coordination.  "In
 keeping with today's trends, we've selected a combination of both classical
 and contemporary furnishings, all designed to enhance our guest's stay," noted
 Chris Smith, a principal of CMS.
     As the first phase of the renovation is completed, subsequent phases will
 see the renovations extended to remaining floors.
     Since 1919, New York's Hotel Pennsylvania has been host to literally
 millions of visitors to Manhattan.  With 1700 rooms, and over 70,000 square
 feet of meeting and exhibit space the property is capable of handling
 conventions, tours and individual traveler requirements.  Its location on 7th
 Avenue at 33rd Street is convenient to the business and the fashion districts,
 as well as the Javits Center.  The property is known for having the
 longest-running telephone number, which prompted Glenn Miller's famous song
 "Pennsylvania 6-5000." Reservations can still be made to this number locally
 (area code 212), or by calling (800) 223-8585.  For more information contact
 http://www.hotelpenn.com
 
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