Review: Hilton Millenium at the WTC
New York, NY (July 21, 2012) – Built in 1992, and completely restored in 2003 after the events of 9/11, The Millenium Hilton hotel is a comfortable launch pad to your New York experience.
Located in the heart of the financial district, this hotel is near Wall Street, the Statue of Liberty, the National Museum of the American Indian, and overlooks the newly opened National 9/11 Memorial. The hotel’s monolithic obsidian exterior serves as a mirror of progress to the remarkable One World Trade Center Tower, and the constant bustle of construction below and above.
The lobby is long and rectangular, with a small bar to the right of the entrance. During the summer, this was a tourist refreshing station and can get congested at times. Standard drinks and bar food are offered until 11pm. The Church & Dey restaurant is located on the third floor of the hotel. The menu is “eclectic American” with a focus on fresh and regional ingredients including local seafood and seasonal produce.
Arnold Syrop Architects creative designers have also produced public spaces, lounges and restaurants at the New York Marriott Marquis and Peacock Alley at The Waldorf Astoria. Jared Epps has worked on the MGM City Center’s Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas, the Trump Tower in Dubai, designing the high end suites as well as the bar, restaurant and other public spaces. Today, Jared Epps operates his own boutique design firm and is currently designing a luxury apartment in New York’s Plaza Hotel.
The 55-story Millenium Hilton Hotel has 471 guest rooms and 98 suites, which start as low as $159 a night. Amenities include a heated indoor swimming pool overlooking New York City, a 24-hour business center, a standard gym facing the World Trade Center and is close to SoHo, Tribeca and Greenwich Village. There is 3,500 square feet of meeting and banquet space. All guest rooms feature items from the Hilton Serenity Collection and include exclusive “Suite Dreams” mattress and box springs, and down-filled comforters. You can definitely sleep soundly through the night.
The hotel is next door to bargain-shopping-haven Century 21, close to the charging bull, and a short walk to the Brooklyn Bridge. The Memorial Site is a ticketed experience, so be prepared for long lines. If you have already crossed those off your list, you can easily duck into the subway and see more of the city. If you find the subway to be a little overwhelming, then download HoptStop on your phone and it will give you the most precise step-by-step instructions.
The Hilton Millenium (note: not ‘Millennium’) hotel is comfortable and location-friendly. The rooms are bigger compared so some others in New York, and cleaner too. Millenium hotel is located at 55 Church Street, New York, New York, 10007. (212) 693-2001.