Modes of Travel | September22nd, 2018

The Knickerbocker Hotel



New York City’s historic Knickerbocker Hotel once again reigns as the prestigious exemplar of luxury first visioned by John Jacob Astor in 1906. Its iconic “Beaux-Arts” architecture has stood the test of time and a $240 million renovation has catapulted the Knickerbocker Hotel into a 21st Century luxurious modern five star hotel, a star shining amidst the bright lights of Times Square and Broadway. The famed address, 6 Times Square, brings the elegance of the past into the dazzling present, ensuring an amazing New York City stay for business, holiday, special event, or weekend getaway. Here Astor and The Knickerbocker hosted and celebrated the Gilded Age of tycoons, politicians and playwrights, musicians and artists, authors and actors, the most memorable and legendary names of the early 20th century. Once frequented by Rockefeller and Fitzgerald, it is speculated that The Knickerbocker served John D. the first gin martini in 1912. Today its distinctive rooftop bar, St. Cloud, serves the best in handcrafted cocktails, wines and spirits. Its superlative restaurant, The Knick, boasts the top New York cuisine, “market driven, kitchen inspired”, curated by acclaimed Master Chef Charlie Palmer.

Positioned on the National Registry of Historic Places, The Knickerbocker takes pride in its contemporary revisioning, elegant decor, distinguished service, and VIP guest experience, ranking high on Jetsetter’s Best of the Best, Leading Hotels of the World, and TripAdvisor. Their knowledgeable concierge staff offers insights into all the city has to offer and all you need to know from tickets to museums to hidden gems. The Knickerbocker expertise is noteworthy in serving international guests, tourists and New Yorkers with welcoming refined hospitality, cutting-edge venues for events large and small, contemporary amenities, and a uniquely designed menu of culinary perfection. The rooftop bar offers a stunning overview of the city and Times Square, intimate lounging in the must see Sky Pods at the end of a hectic day, delectable small plates and (yes) Waterford crystal to complete the picture of well-earned indulgence. Imagine New Year’s Eve from this perch far above the crowds. For casual artisanal cafe fare, Jake’s@The Knick is made to order for the best taste in quick bites on the run.

The impressive lobby is an invitation to history and cultured luxury, mirrored in the stylishly designed guest rooms featuring bespoke furnishings, artistic decor with richly textured fabrics, SFERRA linens gracing quality Sterns & Foster beds, plush throws, lavish marble baths with exclusive Ted Gibson bath amenities, generous seating and work areas, flatscreen, touch pads, free WiFi, and beyond. The Knickerbocker offers 16 stories featuring 330 first class guest rooms with customized floor plans, soaring ceilings, and 6 foot high windows capturing city views. Accommodations include 27 Junior Suites, 3 Tribute Suites – The Cohan, Martini, and The Parrish, plus the expansive Caruso Suite. The suites are memorable retreats, sophisticated and plush, comfortable and romantic.


The Knickerbocker premier partnerships provide access to the state-of-the-art fitness studio and wellness program designed by Larry Johnson, yoga with one of New York’s most celebrated yoga and meditation authorities Payal Parekh, salon services by Ted Gibon and in-room hair and make-up by NOMI Beauty. Combine Top tier entertainment, live music, cocktail crafting classes, and intimate dining with all that the City that Never Sleeps offers to create a perfectly tailored experience to meet every guest’s needs and expectations in the bustling heart of New York City.



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