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The Knickerbocker

historic hotel with neoclassical elegance

The Knickerbocker

6 Times Square, New York, NY 10036
+1 212-204-4980

The Knickerbocker hotel has a rich history. From opening day in 1906 through the early 1920s, the hotel, which occupies a huge Beaux-Arts building in Times Square, was owned by millionaire John Jacob Astor IV. Back then, it was known for loud, A-list parties. Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, his wife, Zelda, and many other stars were regulars. It was even featured in Fitzgerald's novel This Side of Paradise. The building was later converted to offices, but in early 2015, almost 100 years after, it opened again as a hotel.

The facade was painstakingly restored, and Gabellini Sheppard Associates was hired to design contemporary interiors that were at once elegant, neoclassical, and moderately luxurious: warm colors, rigid forms, and natural wood and marble trimming. The hotel features 299 rooms and 31 suites and even the most inexpensive "Superior" room boasts plenty of space and hi-tech gadgetry.

Michelin-starred chef Charlie Palmer spearheads The Knickerbocker's entire culinary program, from breakfast at Charlie Palmer at The Knick to flatbread at Jake's @ The Knick. Palmer is renowned for his farm-fresh progressive American cuisine inspired by French traditions. Rise above the din of Times Square, savor a unique cocktail, and take in the view at the St. Cloud rooftop bar. They also have a cigar lounge.

The hotel has its own gym. Wi-Fi and non-alcoholic drinks in the minibar are included in the price of the room.

FYI: The Knickerbocker works with celebrity stylist Ted Gibson. Each room comes with complimentary Ted Gibson bath amenities. You can also make an appointment with Gibson himself, including hair care, styling and make-up application.

Rooms start at $361/night.

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