The New Yorker was at the forefront of the city’s building boom in the 1920s. At the time of its opening, it was the largest hotel in New York City, with 2,500 rooms, as well as ballrooms and private dining “salons” – not to mention the nation’s largest private power plant, installed in the hotel’s sub basements.
The Big Band era of the early 1930s ushered in the first heyday of the New Yorker, as guests affected by the Great Depression visited the hotel to forget their troubles, if only for a short while.
A citywide economic reawakening in 1994 led to new management and a complete refurbishment of the iconic New Yorker. Nearly 200 rooms were officially reopened later that year, and by 2000, over 1,000 elegantly renovated rooms were brought online. In addition, the hotel remodeled the famous Tick Tock Diner, making it a 24-hour eatery and confirming its place as a New York institution.
The New Yorker Hotel continues to thrive, attracting visitors from all over the world, including those right here in NYC. With the Jacob Javits Covention Center and Hudson Yards just minutes away, and the revitalized West Side of Manhattan becoming increasingly desirable, we’re confident that our hotel will enjoy continued success well into the future. And we invite you to experience it with us!