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NEW YORK, NY (June 22, 2010) – Today, the simply elegant Omni Berkshire Place, located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, steps away from Madison Avenue shopping and countless New York signature attractions and businesses, completed a multi-million dollar revitalization to usher in a new era for the iconic flagship luxury hotel.
Already a favorite among discerning and knowledgeable business and leisure travelers, the more than 100,000 guests that have checked into the Big Apple gem on an annual basis will now enjoy an updated experience on their next stay. All of the hotel’s 396 guest rooms and suites will feature a new fresh, modern look from floor to ceiling.
The Omni Berkshire Place collaborated with industry design experts from the award winning firm, Champalimaud (Interior Designer of the Year 2009 IHMRS among many others), to create a sophisticated space that offers a refined yet comfortable setting. Escaping the hustle and bustle of the city’s busy streetscape, guests will find the new rooms designed to bring them a peaceful ambiance. Soothing wall and carpet rug colors paired with contemporary artwork and mirrors produce an exceptionally plush environment while the new sleek sycamore wood closets/feature walls are complimented by the mahogany furniture and desks providing clean lines in the spacious rooms that are ideal for tending to work or relaxing tuned into new 37-inch flat screen TVs.
All guest rooms are equipped with a king-size bed or two double beds, with plush pillows and luxurious linens. In addition to the flat screens, room amenities include a fully-stocked Sensation Bar and high-speed wireless Internet access, complimentary to Select Guest loyalty program members. Many rooms also feature balconies with picturesque New York views, rare jewels in the Midtown neighborhood.
“We approached the renovation with the intention of first, organizing the room to maximize the already generous amount of space and then using color and design elements to make it feel brighter and larger with a more contemporary edge,” said Winston Kong, principal of Champalimaud.
“Our valued guests have told us that our new rooms have a sophisticated timelessness to them, and they are already enjoying the fresh, exciting look.” said Peter J. Strebel, general manager and area managing director of the Omni Berkshire Place.
Omni Berkshire Place prides itself on its welcoming public spaces and personalized services. Whether planning an intimate business meeting or hosting a meal in Fireside Cocktail Cuisine, its culinary destination known for putting an upscale, contemporary spin on comfort food, the properties staff pays great attention to detail. Let’s add some of our recent awards here!
The property has earned many industry distinctions, most recently, Omni Berkshire Place was included in “Travel + Leisure’s Top 500: World’s Best Hotels” list for 2010. For additional information or to book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1.800-The-Omni.
ABOUT OMNI HOTELS & RESORTS
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences that take guests on “A Total Departure” to 45 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program.