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The History of Wolcott Hotel in New York City

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Originally built in 1904, the present-day Wolcott Hotel boasts an impressive decor that reflects the building's storied history in the heart of New York City. Wolcott Hotel celebrated its grand opening on March 1, 1904 and was designed by John H. Duncan, the famed architect of Grant's Tomb. He used popular turn-of-the-century techniques that are still apparent in the lobby and public spaces of the hotel. From the architectural crown molding to the luxe furnishings, you'll feel as though you've been transported back to the golden age of New York City when you stay at Wolcott Hotel.

Fun Facts

Corning Glassware Company used the Wolcott Hotel's kitchen, circa 1908, to test its new oven ware. Corning salesman, Colonel William C. Thompson's father-in-law was the Wolcott's manager at that time.

Celebrated author Edith Wharton   stayed at the Hotel Wolcott. In their book The Letters of Edith Wharton, editors RWB Lewis and Nancy Lewis printed a letter to Robert Grant sent from the Hotel Wolcott on January 4, 1907.

Famed author Henry Miller mentions the famed the Wolcott Hotel bar on page 222 of  Moloch or, this Gentile World.



Author Mark Twain stayed at the hotel September 1904.

Famous Guests include:

  1. Imagining Consumer—by Regina Lee Blaszczyk
  2. Corning and the Craft of Innovation— Margaret BW Graham

Articles from The New York Times Newspaper

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