Built in 1906 by John Jacob Astor IV, the Beaux Arts-designed Knickerbocker played host to some of the world’s biggest names in entertainment, politics, culture and high society in the early 20th Century.
Today, guests of this Times Square hotel—a designated New York City Landmark—can enjoy luxurious perks, such as delectable dining in the form of onsite offerings by Master Chef Charlie Palmer, including Charlie Palmer at The Knick, serving American cuisine (think Fluke Ceviche with Grated Meyer Lemon, Scotch “Quail” Eggs in Dijon Mustard & Bacon Mayonnaise, and Atlantic Halibut with Asparagus & Carrot Puree); and St. Cloud rooftop bar, featuring a lounge menu and handcrafted cocktails. There’s also artisanal café fare at the lobby-level Jake’s @ The Knick.
The hotel features 330 guest rooms, including 27 Junior Suites and four Tribute Suites, which boast 12-foot ceilings, eight-foot doors, six-foot windows, bespoke furnishings, oak wood finishes, plush Stearns & Foster Euro-top beds, Ted Gibson bath amenities and more.
Following a $250 million dollar renovation by acclaimed design firm Gabellini Sheppard, The Knickerbocker was recently reborn as New York’s premier luxury hotel in a grand nod to its illustrious Beaux Arts legacy. Located at the crossroads of the world, the hotel first opened on the southeast corner of 42nd Street between Broadway and Bryant Park in 1906 under John Jacob Astor IV—welcoming glitterati and dignitaries like John D. Rockefeller and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Knickerbocker, a New York City landmark, features 330 guest rooms and suites, including four remarkable Tribute Suites. Premier linens and down pillows, soundproof windows, and automated blackout drapes create a serene and quiet retreat in the heart of Manhattan. Guests enjoy complimentary high speed Wi-Fi and access to a state-of-the-art fitness center. Additionally, its Les Clefs d’Or concierges and resident curators define New York City service and style. Book an exclusive on-site appointment with stylist and fashion authority Ted Gibson, or enjoy master chef Charlie Palmer’s progressive American cuisine at Charlie Palmer at The Knick. The Knickerbocker's crown jewel, St. Cloud is a 7,800-square-foot rooftop bar with a cigar lounge overlooking Times Square. The hotel also offers a 2,200-square-foot event space for up to 160 guests and Jake’s—a ground level café. The Knickerbocker is a proud member of the Leading Hotels of the World luxury collection.