The original Knickerbocker Hotel was built in 1906 by John Jacob Astor. The Beaux-Arts Style hotel became the center of social activity, once playing host to names like Rockefeller, Fitzgerald and famed Italian tenor Enrico Caruso. In 2015 the Knickerbocker Hotel was reborn after being converted to office space in the 1920s. The original hotel entrance and lobby is gone and replaced by a simple classic stone lobby with 4 elevators that take guests up to any of the 330 Contemporary Guestrooms and Suites. The modern rooms offer plush comfortable beds, thick walls, soundproof windows and blackout shades – all essential in providing a relaxing environment for a hotel located in the heart of busy Times Square.
The Knick is within walking distance to Broadway Theaters, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, MoMA, Central Park, Madison Square Garden, Bryant Park and to the restaurants and shops in Times Square. For guests who don’t want to leave the hotel, the St. Cloud Rooftop Bar and Lounge provides indoor and outdoor space overlooking Times Square. The Charlie Palmer At The Knick serves American Cuisine and Jake’s @ The Knick is a great spot to grab a quick bite and coffee or tea.
Channeling the glamour and glitterati of New York City’s Gilded Age with all the style and sophistication of the moment, an iconic landmark is reborn bringing unparalleled levels of real world luxury and renewed elegance to Times Square not seen since the turn of the last century.