Holiday Inn Wall Street: We're No. 1

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NEW YORK -- The new 138-room Holiday Inn Wall Street, at 15 Gold St. here, is claiming a lot of firsts.

The red-brick, 18-story hotel is the first new hotel in the Wall Street area in eight years and the first-ever Holiday Inn in the financial district.

It also is the first Wall Street hotel to provide televisions with separate Internet access, called Web TV, and is the first hotel in the city to offer guests restaurant signing privileges.

"The Wall Street district has reinvented itself in the past five years," said Frank Nicholas, general manager. The area now bustles with high-tech start-up companies, living and working lofts and a new residential population in addition to the traditional corps of financial institutions. oliday Inn Wall Street will attract business travelers because of the vibrancy of its location and its enhanced high-tech amenities and services," Nicholas said.

Developed at a cost of $17.5 million, the Holiday Inn Wall Street was built on the site of a former parking lot where Gold and Platt streets meet. It is three blocks north of Wall Street and within walking distance of the area's attractions, including the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve, the Museum of Financial History and the South Street Seaport.

Geared to business travelers, the hotel features eight standard rooms and one executive suite per floor. Midweek rates start at $189 for a room with a queen-size bed and $240 for a suite. Weekend rates start at $150.

For the price, guests get rooms with high-speed Internet connections; large work desks with ergonomic chairs, office supplies and task lighting, and phones that enable guests to forward cell-phone calls to the room. Units also feature televisions with separate Internet access, CD players, coffeemakers and irons and ironing boards.

A 24-hour business center includes PCs, laptop docking stations, printers and fax and photocopy machines.

Cellular phones and computers can be rented. Guests who need presentation formatting and color copying have on-line access to the adjacent Media Technology Center, which will deliver the finished product and bill the guest's room.

For meetings, the hotel features 2,300 square feet of space comprising a boardroom and eight breakout rooms. Group rates start at $150.

The hotel's restaurant, the Platinum Cafe, serves Tuscan fare. Guests also have signing privileges at a half-dozen neighborhood restaurants.

Guests can work off calories in the hotel's exercise room or use the adjacent Cardio Fitness Center for a fee.

Holiday Inn Wall Street
Phone: (212) 232-7800

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