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Feast Your Eyes on What the Knickerbocker Hotel Will Look Like

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April 23, 2014 at 10:06 AM | by | ()

The historic Knickerbocker Hotel is gearing up for its summer opening with an announcement that it has partnered with leading design firm Gabellini Sheppard Associates to design all public spaces and guestrooms (we actually kinda told you that ourselves back in November, but OK).

The hotel, a Leading Hotels of the World, will have 330 guestrooms, including 40 suites, a signature restaurant by Charlie Palmer and a 7,500-square-foot rooftop bar and terrace offering panorama of the city's skyline.

"Honoring the original Knickerbocker Hotel as an elegant retreat", says the hotel, "the new design concept is a nod to the traditional character and lineage of the original structure... Gabellini Sheppard designed all of the hotel’s 330 guestrooms with a sleek and contemporary, customized layout, outfitted in bespoke furnishings within a Beaux Arts facade".

Ed. Note: The storefront design shown up top was actually not done by Gabellini Sheppard but rather by Peter F. Poon Architect.

Here's a peek at what it will look like:

The exterior (the Gap sign's a bit of a mood-killer):

The lobby:

The Charlie Palmer restaurant:

The cafe:

And the view from the rooftop. NYE ball drop viewing opportunities!

[Photos: Knickerbocker Hotel]

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