The Knickerbocker Hotel: What was Old is New Again
The Knickerbocker Hotel 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. The Knickerbocker hotel is a haven of refined elegance; a legendary monument created by John Jacob Astor IV in 1906, now re-imagined into a sophisticated urban sanctuary.
Mere blocks from some of 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 known as The 42nd Street Country Club.
Make yourself at home in one of the 330 air-conditioned rooms featuring tablet computers and minibars (stocked with some free items). Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, and flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms have rainfall shower heads and designer toiletries.
300 rooms – including 27 junior suites and 4 signature suites – all have an astounding view of the city, lit up in true New York glory. The décor is stylish, with beds piled high with luxury linens, and crisp writing desks begging you to do something as wild as pick up a pen. The King Premier room can be booked by non-royalty
Bathrooms are spacious and modern, with cool marble surrounding the sink and walk-in rain showers enclosed in opaque glass. Once you put on the terry cloth robe, you’ll be done for. You may only hope for a lofty accomplishment such as figuring out the prime Internet radio station to play on the room’s iPad while you enjoy the iconic view from your window.
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