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February 2015
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The Knickerbocker in New York: the Renaissance of a legend!

The Knickerbocker in New York: the Renaissance of a legend! Courtesy of The Knickerbocker

The Knickerbocker, legendary New York hotel, reopened its doors in 2015 after several months of renovation. Enviously situated in the middle of Times Square on the corner of 42nd and Broadway, this well-established member of the prestigious hospitality organisation ‘Leading Hotels of the World’ envisages itself as an ultra urban and fashionable spot. And this is not an alien concept for the hotel: hearsay dictates that the Martini was invented was within its walls. However, the Knickerocker, as a hotel that has gathered together the city’s high society since 1906, has also known very different fortunes. Having closed in the 20s, it became the headquarters of Newsweek Magazine from 1940 until 1959 and in 1980, it was an office building that went by the name of 6 Times Square. Restored to its original vocation, it now boasts 330 bedrooms, a signature restaurant, a 4th-floor bar, a café on the 1st floor and, above all, an impressive 700m2 roof-terrace. 3 of the buildings perspectives have been converted into outdoor salons with a plunging view over Times Square.

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