UANI – Hotel Campaign New York
United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), as part of the campaign to isolate the Iranian regime economically and diplomatically, launched its annual Hotels Campaign to demand that all New York area hotels and venues refuse to host Ahmadinejad and the Iranian delegation for the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) yearly September meeting in New York City.
In the first year of the Hotels Campaign in 2009, UANI and its supporters successfully urged The New York Helmsley Hotel, Gotham Hall and the Essex House to refuse to host Ahmadinejad, thereby denying him a platform for his hateful rhetoric. Instead, Ahmadinejad was effectively quarantined to the InterContinental The Barclay, the one hotel in New York that agreed to accommodate the Iranian delegation.
In 2010, The Intercontinental made the moral decision to not host Ahmadinejad. Unfortunately, theHilton Manhattan East Hotel wrongfully agreed to accommodate the Iranian delegation for the 2010 UNGA.
The short-term profit from hosting the Iranian delegation is far outweighed by the grave implications of supporting a terrorist state that is violating international law by developing nuclear weapons.
|Hilton Manhattan East
||The Hilton Manhattan East Hotel accommodated Ahmadinejad and the Iranian delegation for the September 2010 UNGA. The hotel, part of the Hilton Worldwide corporation, is owned and operated by the Rhode Island based Procaccianti Group.|
|Omni Berkshire Hotel
||On August 11, the Omni Berkshire Hotel, in response to a UANI letter to all New York City hotels, pledged they would not host Ahmadinejad during the 2010 UNGA.|
|Millennium UN Plaza Hotel
||On May 2, UANI launched a campaign against the Millennium in response to its decision to host Ahmadinejad for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference. Ahmadinejad exploited his appearance at the conference to rail against the West. Responding to UANI pressure, the Millennium has refused to host Ahmadinejad again for the 2010 UNGA.|
|Jumeirah Essex House
||On September 23, the Essex House cancelled a scheduled dinner for Ahmadinejad. The hotel stated „that no accommodation or banqueting facilities have been booked at the Essex House for the president of Iran or members of his delegation.“ The Essex House was the third venue in a week to bow to the pressure of UANI and its supporters.|
||On September 21, in response to UANI’s campaign, Gotham Hall cancelled a proposed speech of Ahmadinejad. In a statement, David Miller, a representative of Apple Core Holdings, the parent company of Gotham Hall, said, „Once we learned of the nature of this event and the attendance of President Ahmadinejad, we took steps to cancel the event.“|
|The New York Helmsley Hotel
||On September 18, at the urging of UANI supporters, The New York Helmsley Hotel cancelled a long-planned banquet in which Ahmadinejad was scheduled to attend and speak.
Howard Rubenstein, spokesman for Helmsley Properties, stated, „Neither the Iranian Mission nor President Ahmadinejad is welcome at any Helmsley facility. The Helmsley organization is grateful to United Against Nuclear Iran for bringing this matter to its attention so that appropriate action could be taken.“
|Intercontinental The Barclay
||During the 2009 UNGA, Ahmadinejad was effectively quarantined to the InterContinental The Barclay, the one hotel in New York that agreed to accommodate the Iranian delegation. Responding to UANI pressure, the Intercontinental will not host Ahmadinejad again for the 2010 UNGA.|
|September 23, 2010||Growing tide of business opposition to Iran|
|August 4, 2010||A’jad hotel boycott|
|September 24, 2009||Iranian President Ahmadinejad Booted From Third New York Hotel|
|September 22, 2009||New Yorkers to General Assembly, Ahmadinejad: ‚Oh, no‘|
|September 22, 2009||New York Businesses Give Iranian President Ahmadinejad the Cold Shoulder|
|September 21, 2009||Ahmadinejad, unwelcome in New York|
|September 18, 2009||Posh Hotel Cancels Banquet Because Of Iranian Prez|
|September 18, 2009||A’jad gets heave-ho from Helmsley Hotel|
|September 18, 2009||NY hotel axes event with Ahmadinejad on guest list|
|September 8, 2009||Should NY hotel deny room to Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? Would you stay there on the same night?|
|September 8, 2009||It’s an inn-sult!|
|•“Join UANI Thursday to Protest Ahmadinejad and the Iranian Delegation at The Hilton Hotel“
(September 21, 2010)
(September 20, 2010)
(September 14, 2010)
(August 12, 2010)
(August 4, 2010)
|•“UANI Announces Launch of ‘He’s Not Welcome Here’ Advertising Campaign“
(April 30, 2010)
|•“UANI Applauds The Essex House for Rebuffing Ahmadinejad“
(September 24, 2009)
(September 21, 2009)
(September 21, 2009)
(September 21, 2009)
|•“UANI Calls on Gotham Hall to Deny President Ahmadinejad a Platform for Propaganda“
(September 18, 2009)
(September 17, 2009)
(June 13, 2009)
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