Starwood Announces Opening of Westin New York Grand Central
Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of the Westin New York Grand Central. The new Westin property is the result of a $75 million renovation of the former New York Helmsley Hotel.
Located a few blocks away from Grand Central Terminal and the United Nations, the hotel includes 774 guestrooms, 11 of which are one-bedroom suites, and one of which is a three-bedroom presidential suite. Each of the 300 square foot or larger guestrooms have eco-friendly features such as energy-conserving LED and CFL lights, low flow plumbing, and GreenGuard certified solar shades. Other amenities include a fitness studio.
Following the renovation, the hotel lobby now extends to 42nd Street, and will soon include the LCL: Bar & Kitchen, NYC. Located on the ground floor, the bar and restaurant will offer small-batch spirits, regionally-brewed craft beers, and biodynamic wines (the grapes are grown using sustainable principles), as well as seasonal cocktail selections. Locally-sourced ingredients will be featured on the menu and the restaurant will serve Stumptown Coffee, Organic Avenue Juices, and fresh grab-and-go options in the morning.
The property has over 12,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate up to 450 guests. The space consists of four new break-out rooms, and an expanded 4,100 square foot ballroom. Each room has new lighting and carpeting, and retains the previous hotel’s wood paneling and New York-themed photography.
In celebration of the hotel’s grand opening, the Westin New York Grand Central is launching a promotion available through March 31, 2013. The offer includes 10% off best available rates, as well as daily complimentary in-room breakfast for two.