A primo luxury choice in the heart of Times Square
“Legendary” is overused, but it’s a fitting description of the Knickerbocker hotel. First opened in 1906 by John Jacob Astor IV, it’s been a Manhattan landmark for more than a century. The property has been reimagined for the modern era, maintaining its sophistication and adding contemporary style. The Knickerbocker’s claim to fame as the first luxury hotel in Times Square means New Year’s Eve guests get unparalleled views of the ball drop from the rooftop lounge. While the average Times Square hotel room is 230 square feet, the Knickerbocker’s 299 rooms and 31 suites average 430 square feet.