This famed New York City hotel in Midtown Manhattan cultivates an artsy, intimate ambience, much like it did when it opened in 1902. Following renovations in 1998 and 2004, the New York gem was restored to its original splendor, now sporting contemporary colors and rich fabrics all throughout. Step inside and relax in the oak-paneled lobby, or take a breather following a day of sightseeing in the Oak Room. Named "New York's Best cabaret venue" by New York magazine, the Oak Room's warm lighting and rich paneling evoke a glamorous jazz age club - the perfect setting for Sunday Brunch while enjoying soft piano tunes. Thanks to the staff's impeccable attention to detail, none of your questions will go unanswered.
Just minutes from the Theater District and steps from Times Square, the hotel's designation as one of New York's literary landmarks stems in part from Round Table meetings in which revered writers, critics and actors like Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and George S. Kaufman convened to chat, dine and play cards. The Round Table Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. All rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions and other luxurious amenities. The popular Blue Bar is adorned with the artwork of longtime Algonquin regular, Al Hirschfeld. The bar's menu offers pub fare and encompasses a fine selection of wine, cocktails and domestic and imported beer. The newly renovated Lounge boasts writing desks and comfortable Edwardian furniture, making it an ideal spot from which to read, write, converse or simply enjoy an evening cocktail. The Algonquin Hotel also sets the stage for the perfect business meeting or social function with 4,000 square feet of meeting space on the first and second floors. Group sessions can also be held in the Oak Room, two onsite Gallery Rooms, and the Helen Hayes Room.