The most famous cat in New York City lives like a true queen serviced by a perfect 24 hour friendly staff, with beautifully decorated and spacious rooms in a setting that can make you feel you are a character of "the Great Gatsby" settings with elegance , glamour and the history to back it up.
The 2006 awarded cat of the year plays resident host to the Algonquin Hotel founded in 1902. The story goes that it all began around the 1930's when the then hotel owner took in a stray named hamlet due to a suggestion by the famous John Barrymore for a theatrical name. The first subsequent seven cats were all males and kept the name until a female was added and they named Matilda. No one really knows when this happened but the current one reigns since 2010.
Matilda now has met her match and find herself engaged to the second most famous cat of New York City, Martini. Found wondering the streets of Brooklyn by The American Street Cat Organization (Katherine Walton) few years ago and thanks to the power of social media ( Facebook) Martini became a loving pet at Ada Nieves household, making him brother to the most famous chihuahuas in the city.
Joining a fur family of celebrities created instant attention on him and in no time he was ranking as a top cat model in the media which includes a Febreze TV commercial and Animal Planet's cat 101 domestic long coat. Not forgetting walking few catwalks to benefit the NYC mayors alliance for animals like Bryant park and whiskers wonderland.
Martini and Matilda, want to join their claws to create a fundraiser for the organization that gave him a new life, the American street cat. For this purpose they will celebrate a union of friendship and alliance for the joy of helping other felines to be as lucky as they are to find a home to be loved.
The dates will be announced in a near future as the event will take place at what is considered the center of New York cultural life attracting since it's beginnings and throughout the years many personalities that credit the place as " the most comfortable hotel in America" and we can testify to it.
The hotel has more than a hundred years of history, some include the famous Round Table where for ten years ideas exchanged by some influential writers of the time. We encourage a visit to The Algonquin Hotel located at 59 West 44 street between 6 and 5 avenue for a real "treat" and if possible at least have an overnight stay to feel transported in jazz time.