Reborn in 2014
Commanding an enviable address in the heart of Manhattan, edging the glow of Times Square and the calm of Bryant Park, an iconic New York City landmark is reborn. Opening Fall 2014, The Knickerbocker hotel will be a haven of refined elegance; a legendary monument created by John Jacob Astor IV in 1906, now reimagined into a sophisticated urban sanctuary. Mere blocks from some the world’s most revered cultural diversions—Broadway, The Metropolitan Opera, MoMA, and an easy walk to Fifth Avenue and Central Park—here is where legendary tenor Enrico Caruso and renowned American playwright George Cohan each made his home. Where artist Maxfield Parrish originally showcased his famed Old King Cole mural. And where names like Rockefeller and Fitzgerald gathered in what was then known as The 42nd Street Country Club.
Today, the gorgeous Beaux-Arts façade belies the soothing new luxe aesthetic within—a stunning transformation led by acclaimed architectural design firm Gabellini Sheppard Associates. Discerning travelers will discover 330 guest rooms, including 40 suites, boasting stylish, customized floorplans and bespoke furnishings. Master chef and Michelin-starred restaurateur Charlie Palmer will spearhead the hotel’s entire culinary experience, including an artisanal café, a signature restaurant, and one of the city’s most magnificent rooftop bars offering spectacular views of Times Square and the New York City skyline.
Exacting attention to detail and impeccable, intuitive service will accentuate the luxury lifestyle at The Knickerbocker, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. An ideal destination for both leisure and business travelers, guests will enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness center offering cutting-edge classes and personalized instruction, as well as a curated selection of spa and fashion experiences. The pinnacle of The Knickerbocker experience will be the expansive 7,500 square-foot rooftop bar and terrace comfortably perched high above Times Square. Its unrivalled location, delicious culinary offerings, and unique cocktail menu—after all, it is rumored that Martini di Arma di Taggia invented his namesake cocktail here in 1912—combined with a casually sophisticated ambience are set to make The Knickerbocker rooftop a destination unto itself for visitors and local New Yorkers alike.
With elegance and an air of timeless authenticity, the legacy of New York’s Golden Age is reborn at The Knickerbocker.