InterContinental Barclay New York reopens following renovation

InterContinental New York Barclay has reopened following an extensive US$180 million, 20-month renovation. First opening its doors in 1926, The Barclay was originally designed by Cross & Cross. Under the direction of IHG Design Studio, architects Stonehill + Taylor, interior design firm HOK and Shawmut Construction worked together to restore and enhance the property’s original style, while adding contemporary touches.

The Barclay’s 704 guestrooms and suites were designed to be reminiscent of a classic Park Avenue home in Manhattan. Artwork was selected to reflect the hotel’s 1920′s legacy, with antique maps and early 19th-century Hudson River School landscapes, such as the Catskill Mountains and the Adirondacks, are featured throughout The Barclay’s public spaces and guestrooms. Eagle medallion door plates are affixed on each guestroom, a feature that has been preserved from the original property.

Located off The Barclay’s lobby area and inspired by Dutch and English gin bars of the 1920′s, the new Gin Parlour serves an array of signature cocktails, wine, and locally sourced cuisine. The hotel also features extensive meeting and event space.

“Bringing modern design and functionality, a signature bar that serves classic gin cocktails with a unique twist and elegant meeting and event space, the revitalized Barclay showcases today’s intercontinental life to travelers and locals alike,” said Jason Moskal, vice president, lifestyle brands, The Americas, IHG.

“While the rejuvenation of the Barclay inspires us to look back and reflect on the hotel’s storied past, it also allows the hotel to open a new chapter, welcoming a new generation of globally-minded guests who are looking for a residential-style New York escape,” said Hervé Houdré, general manager of The Barclay.

The Barclay also aims to be the first hotel to align with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.