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by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 19, 2016

The 704-room InterContinental New York Barclay has unveiled its $180 million renovation. The Manhattan property, which was built in 1926, was closed during the 20-month facelift. Among the enhancements are a new open lobby featuring a Carrara-marble grand staircase; redesigned guest rooms and suites; a refurbished Club InterContinental, and an upgraded 15,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel's new Gin Parlour bar, inspired by Dutch and English gin bars of the 1920s, features 88 premium gins, as well as a new locally sourced menu.

"As one of the iconic heritage properties for the InterContinental brand, the Barclay represents a rich history of luxury travel in New York City," said Jason Moskal, vice president, lifestyle brands, The Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group. "While this history is strong and prolific, the needs and wants of the modern traveler have evolved through the decades. 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."