The restored Knickerbocker Hotel reopened to guests on February 12. Originally opened in 1906 by John Jacob Astor IV, the Beaux-Arts building has spent decades as office space but now returns to its original life as a luxury property. The Times Square hotel claims a colorful history, including the creation of the martini in 1911 by its bartender, Martini de Arma de Taggia as a drink for John D. Rockefeller. The 330-room property has dedicated meeting space. Its largest room, the Salon, is 2,200 square feet and seats 100 or holds 200 guests for receptions. Audiovisual equipment and free Wi-Fi are available for the fourth-floor space. The hotel also is home to the highly anticipated 120-seat restaurant, Charlie Palmer at the Knick, and a pre-event foyer is adjacent to the bar.
Rendering: Courtesy of Knickerbocker Hotel