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The 9/11 Memorial: Proudly Honoring American Heroes

Located just a little over a mile from the former site of the World Trade Center, our Ground Zero hotel encourages all visitors to NYC to visit the National 9/11 Memorial.

Built in the actual footprints of the Twin Towers, the Reflecting Absence Memorial consists of two large pools and hundreds of streams of water, symbolizing both the individual and collective losses felt by our nation on September 11, 2001.

The names of all 2,983 people who lost their lives are poignantly inscribed in the surrounding bronze parapets. Each has been significantly placed – according to the requests of friends and relatives – alongside others connected by places of work, family ties and personal relationships.

The eight-acre Memorial Plaza opened to the public on September 12, 2011, but is located within a 16-acre area that is still under construction. Construction on new office spaces nearby is ongoing, and the National September 11 Memorial Museum is now open.

Before you come, please:

  • Print your visitor’s pass before you arrive and bring it with you, along with a matching photo I.D.
  • Don’t plan to arrive more than 30 minutes before the time listed on your pass.
  • Be prepared to submit to a security screening. Bags larger than 8” x 17” x 19” will not be allowed to enter.
  • Note that tribute items smaller than 8” x 17” x 19” are permitted to be left at the memorial but will then become property of the Memorial Museum curatorial staff.
  • Be aware that only respectful, personal photography is permitted.

Stay at Our Ground Zero Hotel During Your Visit

The entire World Trade Center redevelopment master plan is expected to be completed in 2014. In addition to the memorial, visitors can now walk through the Tribute WTC Visitor Center and the New York Fire Museum to learn about the brave survivors and fallen heroes.

At the end of your journey, return to the Holiday Inn SoHo to rest and reflect. Call our Ground Zero hotel at (212) 966-8898 for additional information about the 9/11 Memorial site and other attractions in Manhattan , New York.