Over the years and throughout renovations, The Algonquin was steadfast in maintaining all of the qualities that had always delighted its guests. To this day, the oak-paneled lobby retains its Edwardian luster, with brass bells on each table summoning otherwise inconspicuous waiters. The Oak Room, named “New York’s Best cabaret venue” by New York magazine, evokes a jazz age club, with its rich paneling and warm lighting.
But perhaps the most important facet of our history is found in our hospitality. The hotel notes each guest’s individual requirements and preferences, so that upon return, their wishes can be attended to in advance. One keen observer wrote: “The Algonquin is one of the fast diminishing breed of hotels – those that still boast personality.” In the premiere issue of Historic Traveler magazine, The Algonquin was named one of “America’s Ten Great Historic Hotels.”