'Gonq Sold, But Soldiering On
The well-known writers haunt fetched $74 million, but the buyer, HEI Hospitality claims they will put the hotels recent renovations to good use, and not go CoTel.
Good news--so it looks like Matilda gets to keep her home.
Here is what a recent guest said of the 'Gonq:
This hotel was absolutely wonderful. We were able to check in early and got to see the lobby kitty, Matilda. We received helpful and friendly information from the man that took our bags up, and on the way out to door. When we got back from shopping in the early evening, we called down to the desk to get a restaurant recommendation. They called ahead for us, without us asking, and the restaurant was EXCELLENT!!!! When we got up the next morning to check out, we went next door for breakfast and were offered an umbrella on our way out the door, and it was only overcast. I cannot rave enough and will definately stay there again.
Seriously, there are enough cookie cutter hotels out there to turn into condos, we don't need to mess with the legends.
· The Algonquin Sells; Dorothy Parker Latest Real Estate Millionaire [Curbed]
· The Algonquin: Not just a pricey martini [HotelChatter]
· Algonquin Hotel Reviews [TripAdvisor]