The Knickerbocker Hotel, a legendary New York landmark in Times Square set to open its doors in Summer 2014, has partnered with one of the nation’s most recognized master chefs, Charlie Palmer.
Originally opened in 1906 by John Jacob Astor IV, the hotel welcomed both glitterati and dignitaries, offering the first true multidimensional lifestyle experience. Registered as a New York City Landmark since 1988, the legacy of The Knickerbocker returns to the southeast corner of 42nd Street overlooking Times Square, between Broadway and Bryant Park, revealing an elegant, luxury lifestyle hotel offering 330 guest rooms including 40 suites, a fitness center, a 2,200--square--foot event space for up to 250 guests, a ground level grab-and-go café, signature restaurant and bar, and a 7,500--square--foot rooftop bar and terrace with unrivaled views of New York City’s effervescent skyline.
Enviably situated on the southeast corner of 42nd Street, overlooking Times Square between Broadway and Bryant Park, The Knickerbocker Hotel will feature several exceptional dining venues, including a full service restaurant and bar, a ground-level café, a 2,200-square-foot event space and a 7,500-square-foot rooftop bar and terrace offering an unrivaled panorama of New York City’s vibrant skyline.
“The Knickerbocker Hotel is a ‘classic reinvented,’ infusing the history and legacy of a New York landmark with a modern approach to service, design and cuisine. To ensure a sophisticated level of taste throughout the hotel, we’re honored to collaborate with Master Chef Charlie Palmer on the entirety of our food and beverage program,” said Jeff David, Managing Director of The Knickerbocker Hotel.
With over three decades of experience, Palmer is renowned for his signature style of progressive American cooking featuring regional ingredients in unexpected and deeply flavorful ways. As one of the first adapters to the farm over factory food philosophy, Palmer’s forward thinking approach has earned the success of his hospitality group empire, which currently includes restaurants, boutique hotels, and food-forward wine shops throughout the US. Located just steps away from The Knickerbocker Hotel is Palmer’s flagship restaurant, the Michelin-starred Aureole, one of the most coveted dining establishments in New York City. Hotel guests will enjoy priority access and preferential treatment at Aureole, which just celebrated 25 illustrious years.