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A Sneak Peek at The Algonquin's Brand New Barrymore Suite

Where: 59 West 44th Street [map], New York, NY, United States
May 15, 2012 at 5:25 PM | by | Comments (0)


It's a very early peek.

Big news! While the historical Algonquin Hotel works to complete a near total renovation, they're slipping in a brand new suite, and it'll be quite the unique one for a Manhattan hotel.

The Barrymore Suite, named for the actor John Barrymore (who himself was a frequent guest at The Algonquin's bar), will be a second-floor suite, looking directly out to the street. Furthermore it'll be two levels, with the living area sunken near the windows for optimum people-watching. It's ideal for guests who maybe love suites, but don't love being up towards the top of a high-rise hotel.

We stepped into the room recently and, though it was still very much in the middle of construction as you can see, we got a feel for the space, including what will be a very large bathroom and separate dressing area.

As The Algonquin readies to reopen in the next month, you can bet that we'll have a before/after look at the Barrymore Suite, at which time the bathtub likely won't be upended in the center of the room.

Curious what the regular rooms will look like? Oh, well we've got a whole exclusive gallery of that as well.


The entryway through the dressing room to the bathroom.

[Photos: HotelChatter]

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