Since first opening its doors in 1926, the InterContinental New York Barclay has welcomed countless guests to enjoy a luxurious residential-style experience in the heart of the city. Originally constructed as part of the Grand Central Terminal expansion, The Barclay became one of four notable railroad hotels built to service the well-heeled men and women travelling to New York City. Its convenient location, directly above the railroad tracks, permitted the hotel the unique distinction of having its own platform in the basement, ideal for the upscale rail traveler who occasionally arrived by private train car. In addition to its Midtown East location, the hotel made an immediate impact with tenants and critics alike for its characteristic atmosphere of comfort and elegant domesticity. From that moment, The Barclay began to write its history as the hotel of choice for those looking to take respite in this stately residential hotel of international prestige.
Today, the InterContinental New York Barclay remains Manhattan’s preeminent luxury hotel after undergoing the most ambitious restoration in its history. Combining sophistication and contemporary design, while staying true to its original Federalist style details, The Barclay exudes confidence and warmth, delivering the same residential feel with modern comfort and flexibility introduced to the world in 1926.
Best of the Best
The Barclay embraces quintessential Park Avenue residential style. Classic, yet contemporary – a modern luxury oasis located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Just steps away, you will find the best New York City has to offer: Rockefeller Center, Central Park, the Theater District, Fifth Avenue, and so much more. At The Barclay, the possibilities are limitless.
A rooftop apiary with six honey beehives produces local, sustainable ingredients, which are incorporated into the hotel’s food and beverage offerings.
Health & Safety
At InterContinental New York Barclay we continue to offer a very personal welcome to all our Virtuoso guests, we also take very seriously our responsibility in this new world to ensure that we protect our guests. Our utmost priority and responsibility as part of your hospitality family is to protect and serve both our guests and staff.
The Barclay Pledge is our promise to you that we are taking precautionary measures to ensure you can meet and travel safely. Social distancing at check-in with partition between our agents and guests with 6ft markers on the floor for spacing. Our team members will abide by all health and safety guidelines and adhere to new industry standards. In accordance with local regulations, a face covering over your nose and mouth is required by law while in public areas Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout public spaces and meeting room floors, along with product
availability in-room. A cell phone sterilization station will also be available.
High-touch public spaces (lobby, elevators, bathrooms, meeting space, etc.) will have increased frequency of our normal cleaning schedule per day and during peak times. Higher air quality control will be monitored with increased air filter replacements and cleaning. Superior cleaning products with a greater concentration of bacteria-killing ingredients (per CDC guidelines) will be
used in all guestrooms and public spaces to ensure we are exceeding our IHG Way of Clean cleanliness standards. IHG Way of Clean – developed in 2015 in partnership with Ecolab and Diversey is now being expanded with additional
COVID-19 protocols & best practices by working closely with the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. IHG Clean Promise - Good isn’t good enough – we’re committed to high levels of cleanliness. That means clean, well
maintained, clutter free rooms that meet our standards. If this isn’t what you find when you check-in then we promise to make it right. Team members in contact with guests will wear personal protective equipment (PPE): Our restaurant and bar The Parlour will reduce its capacity, allowing greater distances between tables. Digital menus readily available on your own device with a scan of our QR code. In-room dining will be delivered to your door instead of placed in the room. Telemedicine available without having to leave the comfort of your own room - rest assured you will be taken care of. Bespoke in-room work out package available to exercise your mind & body without having to leave your room.
Sustainability at the InterContinental New York Barclay.
The InterContinental New York Barclay’s responsible business plan follows the guidance of our parent company, InterContinental Hotels Group, and focuses on the triple Bottom Line of Economic Prosperity, Environmental Protection and Social Responsibility. We aim for our sustainability strategy – which aligns with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – to become the benchmark of the hospitality industry.
Energy efficient lighting
Low-flow shower heads & toilets
Staff encouraged to be energy conscious in their professional environment & personal lives
Energy efficient HVAC system
Triple pane windows system & natural lighting
Water supply lines to reduce water leaks & failures
Automatic water faucets and water closets in both public area & back of the house
IHG Green Engage: Online tool to minimize & monitor hotel’s impact on local environment
Water conservation with request only linen & towel washing program
Utilization of Quench filtered water system in Heart of House and Front of House
All menu items are sourced organically, locally, naturally & sustainably
Recycled paper products
Extensive waste management program for all kinds of waste
100% of hotel’s organic waste is decomposed by EnviroPure Digestor