Six Continents Hotels unveils N.Y. ad campaign

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.

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