NEW YORK—The Knickerbocker Hotel, located on the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway overlooking Times Square, will reopen Feb. 12, 2015, revealing a remodeled 330-room property.
A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, The Knickerbocker will provide 330 guestrooms, including 27 Junior Suites and four Signature Suites, outfitted in bespoke furnishings. Having commissioned architectural and interior design firm Gabellini Sheppard to oversee the hotel’s design, The Knickerbocker’s interiors will reflect modern day functionality and contemporary design, according to the hotel.
“The Knickerbocker will epitomize classic-reinvented. We’re embracing the hotel’s original DNA, while simultaneously offering guests intuitive service and relevant luxury,” said Jeff David, managing director of The Knickerbocker. “The Knickerbocker’s history is something that most luxury hotels cannot offer—no matter how strong the brand or address. By drawing inspiration from our past to create a lifestyle experience that is beyond typical luxury hotel amenities, The Knickerbocker will undoubtedly appeal to both local New Yorkers and international travelers.”
Originally opened in 1906 by John Jacob Astor IV, The Knickerbocker is the rumored birthplace of the original martini and the first hotel to offer a multidimensional lifestyle experience, according to the hotel.