THE KNICKERBOCKER LAUNCHES DIPTYQUE’S FIRST-EVER COCKTAIL AND CUSTOM VESSEL
The Knickerbocker Hotel, the legendary lifestyle hotel framing Broadway and Bryant Park, has furthered their partnership with Paris-based luxury perfumer diptyque by launching Hesperides' Garden, diptyque's first-ever signature cocktail. As the first hotel to feature diptyque's L'Art du Soin amenity collection in every guest room, The Knickerbocker is pleased to now serve diptyque's first-ever cocktail. Guests are able to enjoy the refreshing beverage beginning today, which will be served in a custom diptyque drinking glass that echoes the brand's iconic candle vessels.
Inspired by the essence of orange blossom and citrus in diptyque's L'Art du Soin amenity collection, Hesperides' Garden combines italicus bergamot liquor, honey, vodka, lemon juice and other select ingredients to create a refreshing summer cocktail.
The L'Art du Soin amenity collection at The Knickerbocker includes shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body lotion and soap in all guestrooms and suites. Containing notes of orange blossom, bergamot, green mandarin zest and a honey-kissed neroli, the collection was developed to awaken the body, stimulate the mind and refresh sleeping skin, leaving it soft and replenished. In addition to the standard amenities, The Knickerbocker's four Tribute Suites on the top floors of the hotel also carry diptyque Precious Oils, an electric diffuser and room spray for turndown service, all in addition to the unforgettable sweeping views of Times Square.
The Knickerbocker Hotel is managed by Highgate, a premier hospitality investment and management company whose growing portfolio includes more than 100 properties in gateway cities worldwide. RLJ Lodging Trust, a real estate investment trust, owns The Knickerbocker Hotel.
About The Knickerbocker
The Knickerbocker, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, is a landmark luxury-lifestyle hotel that offers a classic New York City experience with a twist. A haven of sophistication with contemporary design by acclaimed interior designers Gabellini Sheppard, the Beaux Arts monument to New York's coming of age is situated on the famed corner of 42nd Street and Broadway. The Knickerbocker boasts 330 guest rooms including 31 suites and four Tribute Suites; a signature restaurant and bar, Charlie Palmer at The Knick; St. Cloud, the hotel's rooftop bar with a Club Macanudo cigar lounge; an event space for up to 160 guests; a ground level coffee shop and café, Jake's; and a state-of-the art fitness center. Channeling the glamour of New York City's Gilded Age and as envisioned by John Jacob Astor IV at the turn of the 20th century, the hotel heralds the return of refined elegance to Times Square today. The 1906 building, once host to such notables as John D. Rockefeller and F. Scott Fitzgerald, is now a luxury oasis with unrivaled city views of the bright lights of Broadway and Bryant Park. The Knickerbocker reopened its doors in February 2015 following an expansive renovation and is located at 6 Times Square, New York, NY 10036. For reservations or more information visit theknickerbocker.com or call 212.204.4980; 855.86K.NICK (5.6425). Follow Knickerbocker on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. #KnickofTime.
About diptyque Paris
The diptyque story began in Paris, at 34 boulevard Saint-Germain, with three friends driven by the same creative passion. Christiane Gautrot, interior decorator, Desmond Knox-Leet, painter, and Yves Coueslant, theatre administrator and set designer. Previously designing fabrics and wallpaper for Liberty and Sanderson, together they teamed up in 1961 and opened a store at 34 boulevard Saint-Germain to showcase their fabric designs. With their unique taste, they gradually transformed the store into a world of its own. A chic bazaar offering a fascinating variety of unexpected items, unique to Paris, which the trio brought back from their travels. Merchants of everything, as Henry Gault and Christian Millau liked to name them, their choices had no limits other than their insatiable curiosity and keen sense of beauty.
In 1963 they began to explore their love of fragrances, first with candles – Aubepine, Cannelle and The – before launching their first eau de toilette, L'Eau, in 1968. A dazzling start to an extensive repertory of fragrances, all bearing the iconic black lettering on the renowned oval label. Today, guided by this rich heritage, diptyque perpetuates the creation of fragrances without reference to the masculine or the feminine.