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The Cat Came Back: The Algonquin Will Reopen Tomorrow with Matilda In the Lobby

Where: 59 W 44th St [map], New York, NY, United States, 10036
May 23, 2012 at 11:16 AM | by | ()

It's been a long winter (and spring) but soon things will be getting back to normal on "Hotel Row" aka 44th Street in New York City with tomorrow's reopening of the revamped Algonquin Hotel at precisely 10am. After six months and an $18 million facelift, everything will be back in its place, except better than before. And that includes the hotel's resident guest--Matilda!

To celebrate the hotel's reopening and the return of Matilda, you can book the Matilda Package which includes To celebrate its re-opening, the Algonquin has updated its popular Matilda Package to includes accommodations; continental breakfast for two; a welcome cocktail in the lobby, a Matilda coloring book, a feline-focused book called "Fabulous Felines" by Sandy Robins, a plush stuff Matilda cat and chocolates for the kids and a "CATabulous" eye mask to help you with your catnaps.

Rates for Matilda package start at $329 a night not including taxes. Meanwhile, regular room rates for tomorrow start at just $229.

Wanna see what the new rooms of the Algonquin look like? GO HERE for our extensive photo gallery!

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We Sat Down with The Algonquin's New Lobby Cat (and Took Lots of Pictures)

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  Site Where: 59 West 44th Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10036
January 14, 2011 at 9:09 AM | by | ()

It was only a month ago that we stopped into the lobby of The Algonquin for tea and got the bonus of spotting the hotel's house cat, Matilda. We're so glad we did too, because Matilda (the second girl cat named Matilda in the hotel's history) retired over the holidays to go live in Brooklyn with her caregiver.

In her place steps Matilda III, another impossibly fluffy kitty, gotten from the North Shore Animal League. We made it a point to come by and meet the little lass, because ummm...it's a Friday and who doesn't like cat pictures?

And now, for a photo gallery of Matilda III in her natural habitat, The Algonquin's lobby:

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