HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Manhattan-based Apple Core Hotels converted the
former Best Western Hotel & Conference Center here into the
Quality Hotel & Convention Center.
The 182-room hotel, about a 10-minute drive from Kennedy
Airport, is in the midst of a $2 million renovation that includes
new bathrooms and enhancements to the conference and banquet
"Once the renovations are completed, this property will look and
feel like a brand new hotel," said Vijay Dandapani, chief operating
officer at Apple Core.
With 16,000 square feet of meetings facilities and banquet space
for 2,000 guests, the property is the largest hotel conference
facility on Long Island, according to Apple Core.
In conjunction with the renovation, the hotel's switch in brand
affiliation is aimed at raising its profile in Long Island's
competitive meetings market, the company said.
Located in a key business district in Nassau County, the Quality
Hotel is close to Nassau Coliseum, Hofstra University, Adelphi
University and several corporate headquarters. A Long Island
Railroad station is a five-minute walk from the hotel.
Daily rates range from $69 to $199 per room, double.
Rooms are equipped with dual-line phones with voice mail and
data ports, large work desks with ergonomic chairs, cable TV, irons
and ironing boards, hair dryers and coffeemakers.
Complimentary services include regularly scheduled shuttles to
Kennedy Airport and morning newspapers.
The Quality Hotel & Convention Center is one of six
properties owned and operated by Apple Core. In Manhattan, the
company operates the Best Western Manhattan, the Quality Hotel
& Suites Midtown, the Quality Hotel East Side, the Comfort Inn
Midtown and the Red Roof Inn Manhattan.
For more information or reservations, call (800) 567-7720 or
visit Apple Core's Web site at www.applecorehotels.com.