03 Feb Lap of Luxury: InterContinental New York Barclay
This article first appeared February 3, 2017 on Fox 5 New York
Welcome to the Lap of Luxury. We visited the Intercontinental New York Barclay hotel and the newly renovated Presidential Suite. The Barclay Hotel opened in 1926, celebrating its 90th birthday last year.
General Manager Hervé Houdré says the hotel was part of what were then called “the railroad hotels” around Grand Central. The Barclay was part of the development of that area. Originally opened as a resident hotel for transient guests, it catered to the rich and discreet. Among The Barclay’s rich and discreet guests was Ernest Hemingway, who lived there in 1940 while revising “For Whom the Bell Tolls.”