New York City's Algonquin Hotel Reopens

A classic has returned: New York City's Algonquin Hotel reopened late last week after a five-month, $18 million renovation to all of its rooms and public areas.

Sadly, the Oak Room will not reopen as it was: The popular cabaret venue has closed, and the space is now an extension of the Blue Bar and a private lounge for Marriott Reward Elite guests.

But fans of the historic hotel will be pleased to see that Matilda, the resident lobby cat, is back at her post following some questions about cats in dining areas. According to the Wall Street Journal, Matilda now wears a special collar that keeps her away from the hotel's food-related areas.



 

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