New York literary landmark The Algonquin Hotel has affiliated with the Autograph Collection, a portfolio of upper-upscale, independent hotels and resorts marketed by Marriott International.
Located at 59 West 44th Street in Manhattan, The Algonquin Hotel is the first New York City hotel to join the Autograph Collection.
The Autograph Collection is a new group of hotels within Marriott International, Inc.’s family of hotel brands. The brand aims to select well-known hotels with distinctive personalities that promise guests a unique experience. Hotels in the Autograph Collection can fall into the resort, historic, boutique or urban hotel categories.
“We are thrilled that The Algonquin has become a part of the Autograph Collection,” says Ted Darnall, chief operating officer of HEI Hotels & Resorts, which owns The Algonquin. “We pride ourselves on the singular experience we offer our guests, whether they are here for business or leisure travel. The Algonquin’s unique features, history and extraordinary service are in perfect alignment with the Autograph Collection’s commitment to distinction and elegance.”
As part of the Autograph Collection, The Algonquin Hotel will be featured on Marriott.com and affiliated with Marriott Rewards, Marriott International’s guest loyalty program. Marriott Rewards allows guests to earn points at more than 3,300 hotels in 69 countries.
The Algonquin Hotel recently underwent a complete renovation which has modernized many elements of the hotel. At the same time, Alexandra Champalimaud’s design for the hotel has strived to maintain The Algonquin’s historic charm. All guestrooms feature signature Algonquin beds and bedding, and unique amenities including New Yorker magazines and available eReaders for the enjoyment of guests.
To commemorate its inauguration to the Autograph Collection, The Algonquin Hotel is offering 2,500 Marriott Rewards Bonus Points for Marriott Rewards members who stay at the hotel through November 27, 2010.
Recently named to the National Trust Historic Hotels of America, The Algonquin Hotel is located in the heart of midtown Manhattan at 44th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, steps from Broadway’s theatres and shopping. The Algonquin Hotel was home to Dorothy Parker’s famous Round Table and the birthplace of the New Yorker magazine.
A recent $4.5 million renovation effort focused on refreshing the hotel lobby, upgrading all guest rooms, laying new guestroom carpet and introducing new bedding to the 174-guestroom hotel. The hotel’s Oak Room, which has showcased musical talents such as Harry Connick, Jr., Andrea Marcovicci, Diana Krall and Peter Cincotti, serves dinner and offers cabaret performances from Tuesday through Saturday.
The legendary Algonquin Round Table of the 1920s is the inspiration for the current Round Table Room, which serves traditional American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Blue Bar and Lobby also serve cocktails and other beverages throughout the day. The hotel features a fully-equipped fitness center and five meeting and function rooms, which can accommodate groups from 10 to 175.
For more information, visit www.algonquinhotel.com.