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Coordinates: 40°42′40″N 74°0′37″W / 40.71111°N 74.01028°W / 40.71111; -74.01028

Millenium Hilton Hotel
Millenium Hilton July 2009.jpg
The Millenium Hilton as viewed from street level.
General information
Location 55 Church Street, New York City
Status Completed
Use Hotel
Height
Top floor 179.23 m/588 ft
Technical details
Floor count 59

The Millenium Hilton is a Hilton hotel in lower Manhattan, New York City, located at the southeast corner of Fulton Street and Church Street. The hotel is adjacent to the World Trade Center site, where the new World Trade Center complex is being built.

The name of the hotel is spelled "Millenium" on the outdoor signage and official literature, even though the correct spelling of the English word is "millennium". The building is 59 stories tall and has 471 guest rooms.[1]

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History

Entrance to the Millenium Hilton

The hotel was developed by Peter Kalikow at a cost of $200 million and opened in September 1992.[2] Soon after opening the hotel, Kalikow went into bankruptcy and was forced to sell the hotel. It was bought in June 1994 by CDL Hotels from Kalikow Fulton Church Realty for $75 million.[3] At that time, Hilton began managing the property.[4]

The hotel is considered a "cousin" to the Millennium Broadway and Millennium UN Plaza hotels but its management is under the control of Hilton Hotels Corporation with oversight by Millennium Hotels, North America.

September 11, 2001 attacks

The building suffered extensive damage from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. It was completely refurbished and reopened in May 2003. One man witnessed the second plane hit the towers from his 50th floor room. He described it by saying, "It had its nose down, and it was hauling ass." (as seen from the History channel 9/11 special).

References

  1. ^ "Hilton Downtown New York Hotel - Millenium Hilton". http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/NYCMLHH-Millenium-Hilton-New-York/index.do. Retrieved 2008-03-22.  
  2. ^ Henry, David (October 7, 1994). "New luxury hotels have enriched the city, but not their developers". Newsday.  
  3. ^ Rashiwala, Kalpana (January 10, 1995). "CDL to take control of Trump's Plaza Hotel". The Straits Times (Singapore).  
  4. ^ "Hilton Hotels names top hotelier to manage Millenium Hilton in New York". Business Wire. June 15, 1994.  

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