The most important resident, hamlet
Almost 40 years have passed since the hotel housed a Hamlet. He is the 8th Hamlet following three Matildas. Hamlet is named after famed resident John Barrymore, in honor of his greatest stage role.
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- 1986Matilda sunbathed in front of the hotel or in the planters
- 1998Won 2006 Cat of The Year at The Westchester Cat Show.
- 2010This Matilda loves the front desk.
- 2017Bidawee Animal Shelter Alum
Hamlet: The Algonquin Cat
A street cat is swept up into a glamorous life at the historic Algonquin Hotel in New York City, a well-known gathering place for writers, editors, and artists.Purchase Book
“When Alice de Almeida first answered a job ad for an executive assistant position at New York City’s iconic Algonquin Hotel, she thought her daily tasks might include answering the phone and keeping up with her boss’s schedule. But de Almeida’s job soon took on one extraordinary task: she became the hotel’s chief cat officer.”
– Condé Nast Traveller