The Knickerbocker

Year Opened

2015.

 

Neighbourhood

The hotel commands an enviable address in the heart of Manhattan, edging the glow of Times Square and the calm of Bryant Park. The Knickerbocker is a New York landmark reborn as the first luxury hotel in Times Square.

 

Walking distance to

The property is in the heart of Manhattan, sitting just block from some of the world's most revered cultural diversions - Broadway, the Metropolitan Opera, Museum of Modern Art, Fifth Avenue, and Central Park.

 

Size and style

The hotel features 330 luxury guest rooms and suites. 

Inside the rooms and suites, guests will find bespoke furnishings, Samsung touch pads, complimentary WiFi, a Ted Gibson bath line, and Sterns & Foster beds with SFERRA linens, plush throws, and Ploh down pillows.

 

Guest profile

Discerning travellers.

 

Family Friendly

Yes, the hotel has soundproofed rooms, babysitting or childcare for a fee, and DVD player.

 

Airport Transfers

Yes, price pending specific request.

 

You need to know this

As a member of Leading Hotels of the World, The Knickerbocker Hotel is a haven of elegance, a legendary monument created by John Jacob Astor IV in 1906, now re-imagined into a sophisticated urban sanctuary. While historic details like the hotel's Beaux-Art facade remain unchanged, a new luxury aesthetic is offered within. 

 

24 hour reception

Yes, and 24-hour room service.

 

On-site dining and drinking facilities

The culinary experience at The Knick is led by master chef Charlie Palmer. Guided by a passion for market-driven ingredients and vibrant unexpected flavours, Palmer adds creative twists to his critically acclaimed American cooking to create gourmet dining options at this luxury hotel in New York City. Food ranges from the artisanal cafe fare at the lobby-level Jake's Cafe to the hotel's signature American cuisine served at Charlie Palmer at The Kinck to the balanced lounge menu and handcrafted cocktails on offer at the St. Cloud rooftop bar.

St. Cloud: indoor-outdoor rooftop bar and lounge, craft cocktails, live music, panoramic views of Times Square & New Year's Eve Ball.

Charlie Palmer at The Knick: signature restaurant serving American cuisine.

Jake's at The Knick: artisanal cafe and coffee shop, lobby-level, express grab-n-go.

 

Spa

Yes, in-room spa services upon request.

Signature treatments: NOMI Beauty is a luxury beauty-tech company partnering with The Knickerbocker to provide guests with hair and makeup services in the comfort and privacy of their hotel room. Founded by Nikki Robinson, a celebrity makeup artist and Fortune 500 beauty innovator and marketing strategist turned entrepreneur, the NOMI Beauty team is comprised of established hair and makeup artists who have worked with clients ranging from A-List celebrities to top fashion houses.

Guests receive a personalised, one-on-one consultation and choose from a look book of curated hair and makeup styles. Appointments can be scheduled on NOMI's website, by downloading the NOMI Beauty app, or through The Knickerbocker's concierge team. Services are charged directly to the guest room or a card card at time of service.

 

Concierge Recommends

The Knickerbocker hosts a dazzling NYC New Year's Even Celebration. Even back in 1906, when The Knickerbocker Hotel first hosted revellers as they watched the crystal ball drop, ringing in the New Year in Times Square was a big deal. Nestled on the corner of 41st and Broadway, The Knick offered privileged party-goers a glamorous escape from the masses to usher in the New Year. Champagne, lobster, and bursts of laughter filled the chambers as the ball descended in Times Square.

A century later, the Swarovski ball drop is one of the nation's favourite traditions, and each year, The Knick hosts an uber-exclusive soiree atop St. Cloud where bon vivants can watch the ball drop. 

 

Additional Services

House car service within 15 blocks of the hotel (pending availability).

 

Eco and Community Initiatives

Highgate and its portfolio of properties proudly support Save the Children, an organisation that helps children in 120 countries, including the United States. Save the Children invests in childhood by giving children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. By supporting this cause, Highgate helps to transform children's lives now in order the change the course of their future - and ours.

 

Celebrity guests?

Yes, the hotel is where tenor Enrico Caruso and American playwright George Cohan made their home, where artist Maxfield Parrish originally showcased his Old King Cole mural, and where those like Rockefeller and Fitzgerald gathered in what was known as The 42nd Street Country Club. 

Hotel exterior

 

On-site facilities

 

Parking

Valet service, US$65 (about A$81) nightly

Pool

No.

Gym

Yes, in addition to a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness studio, the hotel also offers wellness programs with the two below leading Curators of Fitness and Wellness.

The Wellness Program:

Curated by Larry Johnson, the leader of the New York Knicks throughout the 90s and now an executive with the team's front office player development. With his signature style and passion as one of the most talented and memorable players in the NBA, noted Rookie of the Year and two-time NBA All-Star as well as a historical four-point play in the last minute of a 92-91 title winning game, Johnson oversees the hotel's weekly fitness program. From cardio to strength training or yoga to jogging, Johnson oversees the selection of equipment and interdisciplinary workouts. He even brings his own celebrity touch to the gym's curated music playlists.

Payal Parekh is one of New York's most celebrated yoga and meditation authorities. A 500-hour nationally certified Vinyasa-based yoga teacher, Payal offers guests restorative experiences as the hotel's newest Fitness and Wellness Curator. Her passion for movement was enriched by intensive training as a student of Modern Dance and Ballet at Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. Payal is also a first-degree practitioner of Reiki. Other modalities include aromatherapy, body, scan, restorative posturing, and breath work. In addition to current residencies at Exhale and Floating Lotus in NYC, Payal also works with cancer patients at The Alvin + Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. Payal offers a range of services, from one-on-one yoga sessions to team building mindfulness activities.

Wifi

Yes, complimentary.

Turndown Service

Yes.

 

 

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