The New Yorker Hotel: Full of History
The New Yorker Hotel: Full of History
The New Yorker Hotel was the tallest hotel in the world when it opened in 1930
11 May 2022
The atmosphere of The New Yorker Hotel at night
The atmosphere of The New Yorker Hotel at night

The New Yorker Hotel is a historic hotel located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The hotel opened on January 1, 1930, and was designed by architect William Van Alen. The New Yorker Hotel was the tallest hotel in the world when it opened, at 1,046 feet (319 meters). The hotel has been featured in numerous films and television shows, including King Kong (1933), Godzilla (1998), and Elf (2003).

Hotel location and statistics

The New Yorker Hotel is located at 481 Eighth Avenue, between West 34th Street and West 33rd Street. This hotel is located in Manhattan's Garment District, close to Times Square, the Empire State Building, and other Midtown attractions. The New Yorker Hotel has 1,083 rooms and suites, as well as a fitness center, business center, and several restaurants and bars.

History of hotel construction

Photo of The New Yorker Hotel in 1930
Photo of The New Yorker Hotel in 1930

The New Yorker Hotel was originally built as an apartment building. However, due to the stock market crash of 1929 and the resulting Great Depression, the building was converted into a hotel. The new hotel opened on January 1, 1930.

The New Yorker Hotel was designed by architect William Van Alen. Van Alen also designed the Chrysler Building, located just a few blocks from the New Yorker Hotel. The exterior of the hotel is lined with limestone and features Art Deco details.

Hotel interior

New Yorker Hotel Lobby Area
New Yorker Hotel Lobby Area

The interior of the New Yorker Hotel is as impressive as the exterior. The lobby features a grand staircase, marble floors, and ornate ceilings. There are several restaurants and bars located within the hotel, including the Roseland Ballroom which has hosted many famous musicians over the years.

The hotel was used as a Hollywood movie shooting location

King Kong and The New Yorker
King Kong and The New Yorker

The New Yorker Hotel has been featured in numerous films and television shows over the years. Some of the most famous looks include:

  • King Kong (1933)
  • Godzilla (1998)
  • Elf (2003)
  • I Am Legend (2007)

In addition to being a popular shooting location, the New Yorker Hotel has also been used as the setting for several novels and short stories.

The Nikola Tesla Room dan Study

Room 3327: Nikola Tesla Room
Room 3327: Nikola Tesla Room
Room 3328: The Nikola Tesla Study
Room 3328: The Nikola Tesla Study

The Nikola Tesla Room and The Nikola Tesla Study at the New Yorker Hotel are a pair of the most unique and interesting hotel rooms in the world. This room is named after the famous inventor and electrical engineer, Nikola Tesla, who lived in the hotel for many years. The room had been carefully designed to mimic Tesla's laboratory, and it contained many of the originals.

The Nikola Tesla Room is located on the top floor of the New Yorker Hotel and offers stunning views of the city. This room is decorated with antique furniture and features a working fireplace. There are also several power outlets throughout the room, which Tesla has installed himself.

The Nikola Tesla Room is a must-visit for any history or science fans. This is a truly unique experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

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