First Look: New York City's Knickerbocker Hotel Joins LHW

Leading Hotels of the World is celebrating its 85th Anniversary in New York this week, so it seems appropriate that a soon-to-open New York City hotel is the latest property to join the collection: The Knickerbocker will be housed in a historic Beaux Arts building (and registered New York landmark) with views over Times Square from its spot between Broadway and Bryant Park.

Originally opened in 1906 by John Jacob Astor IV, the Hotel hosted celebs like John D. Rockefeller and Enrico Caruso back in the day. Even cooler: It was the rumored birthplace of the original martini. Leading up to its 2014 debut, The Knickerbocker will reveal a series of announcements including a partnership with an architecture and interior design firm. A collaboration with a "recognized master chefs" to oversee the hotel’s food & beverage program is expected soon. We hear the hotel will have a signature restaurant and bar on the fourth floor, a ground-level boulangerie, and a 7,500-square-foot rooftop bar and terrace for unwinding and looking out over the city skyline. 

The hotel will be located at 6 Times Square, New York, NY. To learn more, visit