The Knickerbocker Announces the Ultimate New Year’s Eve Weekend Experience to Ring in 2017

The Five-Star Hotel Atop Times Square Features an Exclusive
Package Offering Unrivaled Views of the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, Dining
by Charlie Palmer and Live Entertainment

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The
Knickerbocker Hotel
®, the only
five-star hotel located atop Times Square, returns with an exclusive St.
Cloud Rooftop Experience
New Year’s Eve package that includes a
two-night minimum stay in a guestroom and two tickets to an
unprecedented New Year’s Eve celebration. With this package, guests can
ring in 2017 at The Knickerbocker and enjoy the unrivaled views of the
most coveted New Year’s Eve party in the world.


“We are thrilled to host The Knickerbocker’s second New Year’s Eve
celebration in more than 95 years and we guarantee a unique experience
for our guests on one of New York City’s most magical nights,” said
Shawn Hauver, Managing Director of The Knickerbocker Hotel. “Whether you
want to dine with Charlie Palmer or dance the night away, we are
offering an unforgettable evening that will become your New Year’s
tradition.”

Guests who purchase the St. Cloud Rooftop Experience will
enjoy the closest view to the Ball Drop from the hotel’s rooftop bar and
lounge St. Cloud, a mere 150 feet below the Times Square Ball. This
cocktail attire event, taking place from 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., will
also feature live entertainment from DJ Sam French and accompanying
instrumentalist, a full premium open bar, passed dinner, passed Hors
d’oeuvres and food stations, and a champagne toast hosted at midnight.
The St. Cloud Rooftop Experience starts at $4,300 and includes two event
tickets.

Private, yet still in the middle of it all, the St. Cloud Rooftop
features three plush Sky Pods that welcome groups of 12 to 20 guests and
are situated at the epicenter of the festivities, with a corner view
directly over Times Square, 42nd Street and Broadway. Guests
looking for a ‘priceless’ VIP experience may reserve a Sky Pod and enjoy
bottle service, as well as an elevated menu customized by the chef and
tailored to the guest’s preferences. Pricing available upon request.

The hotel’s fourth floor signature restaurant, Charlie Palmer at The
Knick, will also open for regular service and hours on December 31 with
a prix-fixe menu for guests who wish to dine in the restaurant.

“New Year’s Eve is the most momentous celebration in New York City and
nowhere more so than right here in Times Square,” says Chef Charlie
Palmer. “Chef Adin Langille and I are developing menus and specials to
match the opulence of The Knickerbocker’s legendary New Year’s
celebrations and we look forward to hosting an epic evening of food and
drink.”

Originally opened in 1906 by John Jacob Astor IV, The Knickerbocker
reopened in February 2015 as the only five-star hotel located at the
edge of Times Square. The now 330-room hotel has witnessed and
influenced more than a century of New York history. As the rumored
birthplace of the original martini, the legendary Beaux Arts landmark
pulses with the energy of contemporary New York. 2016 will mark the
hotel’s second New Year’s Eve celebration in over 95 years after
Prohibition caused the hotel to close in 1921.

For more information, reservations and package details and take
advantage of limited time pre-sale call 855-865-6425 or visit http://theknickerbocker.com/.
For Sky pod reservations please email NYE@theknickerbocker.com.
Space is limited.

The Knickerbocker is managed by Highgate, a premier hospitality
investment and management company whose growing portfolio includes more
than 100 properties in gateway cities worldwide. FelCor Lodging Trust, a
real estate investment trust, owns The Knickerbocker Hotel.

About The Knickerbocker

The Knickerbocker, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, reopened its
doors in February 2015 as the only Five-Star hotel in Times Square,
after completing an expansive $250 million renovation by acclaimed
interior designers Gabellini Sheppard. The Beaux Arts monument to New
York’s coming of age is situated at the southeast corner of 42nd Street
between Broadway and Bryant Park. The hotel originally opened in 1906 by
John Jacob Astor IV and welcomed both glitterati and dignitaries
including such notables as Enrico Caruso, John D Rockefeller and F.
Scott Fitzgerald. A New York City landmark, The Knickerbocker boasts 330
guest rooms including 31 suites; a signature restaurant and bar, Charlie
Palmer at The Knick; St. Cloud—a 7,800-square-foot rooftop bar with a
cigar lounge; a 2,200-square-foot event space for up to 160 guests; a
ground level café, Jake’s; and a state-of-the art fitness center. The
Knickerbocker is located at 6 Times Square, New York, NY 10036. For
reservations or more information visit theknickerbocker.com
or call 212.204.4980; 855.86K.NICK (5.6425). Follow Knickerbocker on Facebook,
Instagram
and Twitter.
#KnickofTime

About Highgate

Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management
company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is
the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston,
Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding
presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris,
Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. Highgate’s portfolio of global properties
represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over
$2B in cumulative revenues. The company provides expert guidance through
all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and
development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate has
created a portfolio of bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry
leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict
evolving market dynamics to drive outperformance and maximize asset
value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry’s most
experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner
for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains
corporate offices in New York, London, Dallas, Chicago and Seattle. For
more information, visit highgate.com.

About FelCor

FelCor, a real estate investment trust, owns a diversified portfolio of
primarily upper-upscale and luxury hotels that are located in major and
resort markets throughout the U.S. FelCor partners with top hotel
companies to operate its properties under globally renowned names and as
premier independent hotels. Additional information can be found on the
company’s website at www.felcor.com.

Contacts

MEDIA:
EVINS
Blake Breitman, 212-377-3588
knick@evins.com