Meet Hamlet VIII, The Algonquin Hotel, New York City, America

Meet Hamlet VIII, The Algonquin Hotel, New York City, America


Meet the most famous cat in New York City to kick off the new year at Hotels With Cats! From rags to riches, Hamlet VIII was found in a feral colony on Long Island and now delights the guests of The Algonquin Hotel in New York attending birthday parties, fashion shows, and is even looked after by his own Chief Cat Officer! Hamlet enjoys special meals on holidays and receives fan mail from all around the world, including Japan, Australia and Russia. 

But Hamlet isn't the only kitty to cause such a fuss at The Algonquin Hotel as he reigns from a long lucky line of rescue cats who have called the luxury hotel their home. The Algonquin Cat was believed to originate in the 1930’s, when a stray wandered into the hotel for food and water. After the hotel acquired an out-of-print book written by the first general manager, Frank Case, a chapter was discovered about a cat named Billy. The hotel is now proud to say the lineage of The Algonquin Cat dates back to the early 1920's totalling 11 resident cats! 


The lovely Ginger boy took the reigns in 2016 after Matilda III retired after seven years. Hamlet VIII, is the first Hamlet in 40 years and is an orange short hair domestic cat adopted from Bideawee animal shelter. He has settled into right into hotel life with his super friendly nature and dashing good looks. To follow his adventures at The Algonquin Hotel, Hamlet can be found on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

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Located in the centre of the action in Times Square, The Algonquin, part of The Marriott Autograph Collection , is a favourite hotel for travellers visiting New York. Rooms range from standard to suites and feature a flat-screen TV,  free Wi-Fi and an iPod docking station. The en suite bathroom comes with a bathtub, bathrobes and is decked out with luscious Beekman 1802 bath amenities.

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Guests can enjoy dining at Round Table, which features retro American cuisine. The hotel also features the Blue Bar which serves lunch and dinner. The Lobby serves cocktails and snacks in the late afternoon and evening.

Oh and did we mention that The Algonquin Hotel is also pet friendly? 


From standing under the flashing lights of Times Squares, to waving at Miss Liberty from a cruise, to walking through Central Park, watching the skyline from The Empire State Building, New York has many a bucket list items to tick of your list, aside from meeting Hamlet of course!


The Algonquin Hotel is located at 59 W 44th Street, New York, New York 10036. Rates start at USD $387 per night. For current rates and specials and to book please visit The Algonquin Hotel. 

Images and information about Hamlet courtesy of Marriott Hotels. 


The Algonquin Hotel, New York

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