The hotel is completing an $85 million redesign, including a new front entrance and lobby for speedier check-in, two new floors of meeting rooms, two new restaurants, new lounge, and new bar.

Fast Facts * Where We Are 35 minutes from LaGuardia International Airport * shuttles, buses, taxis available

* Where to Stay 2,077 guest rooms, 95 suites * amenities--voice mail, hair dryers, coffeemakers, two phones, two phone lines, data ports, first-run movies, irons, ironing boards

* Where to Play on site--new spa, fitness center * off site--Broadway theaters, museums, sightseeing attractions

* Where to Meet 47 meeting rooms, largest holding 3,300 people theater-style or 2,800 banquet-style * 81,500 square feet of exhibit space * business center * audiovisual facilities * Grand Ballroom largest in NYC

Hilton New York Stats * 1335 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019

* Phone: 212.586.7000; 800.HILTONS Fax: 212.315.1374

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Director of Sales & Marketing: Brian A. Winston

* Director of Meetings & Conventions: Brian Leadbeater