A new IHG Holiday Inn has begun welcoming visitors to Downtown Brooklyn.
The Holiday Inn Brooklyn Nevins Station, designed by Gene Kaufman Architect, opened its doors at 300 Schermerhorn Street.
The 81,000 s/f hotel, which has interiors by Andres Escobar of Escobar Design, was developed by the father-and-son team of K.K. and Sanjeev Mehta.
The contemporary 15-story property has 246 luxury rooms, including a Presidential Suite, a 400 s/f duplex penthouse, or the Junior Suite, a 250 s/f guest room with a private terrace.
Gene Kaufman Architect’s design references both the area’s past history and its current resurgence. T
he design features a glossy black-grey brick façade, an allusion to the many older structures nearby, as well as dramatic, contemporary elements like the circular, glass-enclosed Presidential Suite, with its wrap-around views of New York City.
“The opening of this iconic, full-service hotel in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn is another signal that the borough has become an international destination in its own right,” said Gene Kaufman, founder and principal of Gene Kaufman Architecture.
“We are thrilled to have been chosen to design this significant project, our twelfth IHG project.”
The hotel offers significant entertainment and meeting facilities, a 1,200 s/f outdoor terrace, 4,000 s/f of dining, bar and lounge options,an indoor pool, fitness center, spa, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.
The Holiday Inn Brooklyn Nevins Station is the latest IHG project designed by Gene Kaufman Architect. The firm created 12 other New York City IHG hotels for a variety of IHG brands, including
Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Candlewood Suites, and Staybridge Suites.
Gene Kaufman Architects’ latest IHG project, the EVEN Hotel Brooklyn, will open later this year at 40 Nevins Street.