NEW YORK -- Six Continents Hotels, the parent of Inter-Continental
and Crowne Plaza, launched an advertising campaign to drive
business back into the New York City area after the drop in
business following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
Called "Come Back to New York," it includes a series of print
ads depicting ordinary New Yorkers, including a snack vendor, taxi
driver, shop keeper and Central Park horse-and-buggy driver,
holding up signs reading "Still Open."
In conjunction with the campaign, seven Inter-Continental and
Crowne Plaza hotels are offering reduced rates, ranging from $109
to $149 per night, through Oct. 31.
Rates at the Inter-Continental The Barclay New York and
Inter-Continental Central Park South New York hotels are $149 per
night; the Crowne Plaza Manhattan is charging $139 per night; the
Crowne Plaza at the United Nations is charging $129 per night; the
Crowne Plaza hotels at La Guardia Airport and in Clark, N.J., are
charging $129 per night, and the Crowne Plaza Meadowlands in
Secaucus, N.J., is charging $109 per night.
Reservations can be made by calling (877) 252-9060. When making
reservations, travelers must ask for "Code NYC" to take advantage
of these special rates.