Publication Date

October 1, 1996

The following information is provided to facilitate hotel reservations for those who need special physical, sight, or hearing accessibility. The hotel selected should be informed about special needs when the reservation is made.

New York Hilton and Towers

Entrances. Four entrances into the lobby are accessible. The front entrance on the Avenue of the Americas in the Porte de Couchere has a ramp, accessible manual doors, and doorperson services. The 53rd Street entrances have accessible manual doors and no lip. The 54th Street entrance closest to 7th Avenue also has accessible manual doors and no lip. The entrance from the parking garage includes a ramp, accessible manual doors, and doorperson service.

Lobby. The floors have a low-pile carpet. The front desk and concierge desk are 47 inches tall. The hotel will accommodate by asking clerks to use clipboards on the lobby side of the desk.

Parking. Valet parking is provided by Kinney Parking Garage. Enter from either 53rd or 54th Street. Ten accessible parking spaces are available for wheelchair users. The hotel entrance is accessible from the garage.

Elevators. Elevator services in the hotel connect all levels. All elevator buttons are accessible to wheelchairs and are marked with braille notations.

Restrooms. No restrooms in the lobby. There are wheelchair accessible restrooms on the second and third floors. These restrooms have at least one handicapped stall and have entrances at least 32 inches wide. Sinks are 32 inches high, with 28- inch knee space and automatic faucets. The fifth floor does not have accessible restrooms. Accessible restrooms are available on both floors of the Americas Halls.

Guest Rooms. Forty-seven rooms are accessible. These rooms feature wheelchair-accessible doors, ample room space, grab bars in lavatories, low sinks with insulated pipes, and accessible towel racks. The following auxiliary aids are available: flashing fire alarm, doorbell, and telephone; closed-caption decoders; braille signage; and TDDtelephones.

Meeting Rooms. Located on three separate floors (two, three, and five). All meeting-room floors are accessible by elevator. Second- and third-floor meeting rooms are accessible with manual double doors with latch handles that open out; there is a one-fourth-inch lip at the entrance with low-pile carpets in all the rooms. There is a combination of carpeting and polished marble floor in the hallways. Fifth-floor meeting rooms are smaller with minimum accessibility and 32-inch-wide doorways. There are accessible telephones on the second and third floors. Wheelchair lift for all stages. Equipment for the hearing impaired can be rented from Bauer Audio Visual.

Restaurants. The Mirage Lounge located in the lobby is accessible by a ramp with grab bars. Grill 53, the full-service dining restaurant located in the lobby, has access from the 53rd Street side of the lobby. Restrooms are not accessible. Cafe New York is a completely accessible coffee shop located on the ground level. Elevator transport must be requested. Players Bar has accessibility into the game room only.

Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers

Entrances. The entrance at 53rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues is accessible.

Parking. Valet parking is available at the 53rd Street entrance.

Restrooms: There are various’ equipped and accessible public restrooms in the hotel.

Guest Rooms. Thirty seven accessible guest rooms are available. These rooms include roll-in showers; visual doorbells; hard-wired strobe fire alarms; wheelchair accessible doors; lever-operated handles on the front of entry doors; two sets of peepholes on the interior of the entry doors (one is a low height); night-latch locking devices, closet shelves, and light switches at the appropriate height. Accessible kits are available for the hearing impaired. They include a closed-caption box and control box (for lamps, bed shaker, door signal, and alarm clock with pillow vibrator). Other auxiliary aids available upon request are a SupercomTeletypewriter (TTY) and Superprint E printer; Personal P.A.-F.M. Hearing Assistance System; visual notification and telephone amplification devices; and Lumex padded tub transfer bench and tub safety clamp.

Meeting Rooms. All meeting rooms are . equipped and accessible.

Restaurants. All restaurants are equipped and accessible.

Crowne Plaza Manhattan

Entrances. The street (Broadway between 48th and 49th) entrance is accessible.

Parking. Valet parking is available. Accessible parking is available in the underground garage.

Restrooms. Accessible restrooms are available in public areas.

Guest Rooms. Fourteen accessible guest rooms are available. High sinks, hand-held shower heads, and bath benches are provided. Eight of these rooms have roll-in showers. These rooms are equipped with flashing lights connected to the fire alarm system. TDD machines are available. A TDD 800 number is also available. Closed-caption machines are available from the front desk. Guide dogs are permitted on the premises. Hotel elevator keypads and floor designation signs are in braille.

Restaurants. All three restaurants are accessible.

Milford Plaza Ramada

Entrances. The street entrance has lower sidewalks. Guests must take stairs or escalator to enter the lobby area. An elevator is provided to the lobby upon request.

Parking. Self and valet parking are available. The garage is located a half block away from the hotel. Valet parking is not available the entire day. The garage does not accept vans. In-and-out parking is not available.

Restrooms. There is one accessible public restroom located on the third floor.

Guest Rooms. Hearing and visual devices are available. All elevators access sleeping-room floors. Special check-in arrangements are provided. All doors have electronic locks with handles that push up or down. Since guest rooms do not have wheelchair accessible bathroom doors, separate arrangements for wheel-chair users can be made on an individual basis through the AHA office for lower-priced hotel accommodations.

Restaurants. There are two accessible restaurants. The Celebrity Deli, located in the lobby, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Honolulu Steamship, a bar opens in the afternoon.

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