The Knickerbocker

By Kelsey Ogletree, March 2, 2015

Host a meeting in the middle of all the action at The Knickerbocker, dubbed the first luxury hotel in Times Square. The 330-room property, which opened in February 2015, has a gilded history. In the early 20th century, the original Knickerbocker served as a long-term residence for some of the most celebrated performers and businessmen of the era—think Rockefeller and Fitzgerald. Aiming to recapture the old-fashioned glamour of that time, the reimagined Knickerbocker maintains the impeccable level of service for which it was known while moving into the modern age with sleek, contemporary design and spaces that facilitate social networking in the center of New York City.

Public spaces throughout include a grand lobby, espresso bar, fourth-floor restaurant and bar by Charlie Palmer, wine room, cigar lounge, library lounge, outdoor terrace and 2,200 square feet of private indoor event space. The rooftop space is especially notable for providing attendees with a quintessential New York experience. Guests can nestle into VIP sky pods and take in the glow of the city as well as the vertical gardens lining the perimeter of the terrace.

Insider Tip: The Knickerbocker is rumored to be the birthplace of the martini. Order one straight up from the bar cart that makes evening rounds through the hotel’s dining establishments.

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