The Gotham Hotel Story
Though built in 2010, The Gotham Hotel on 46th Street shares a historic bond with NYC that rivals those of the city’s oldest hotels. Named in homage to Gotham Book Mart, the hotel was constructed at the landmark bookstore’s final location when it closed after over 85 years as a staple of the New York City literary scene.
The Gotham Book Mart was an independent family owned bookstore featuring rarities, underground and banned books, and titles from up-and-coming writers, as well as works by prominent authors and novelists. As a haven for literary luminaries and cultural icons, as well as the site where the James Joyce Society was founded in 1947, Gotham Book Mart gained a reputation for its famous guests, unique service, and even its signage (the iconic “Wise Men Fish Here” sign attracted visitors from all over the city!).
As historic hotels in New York City go, The Gotham Hotel is not your average one. With its sleek, slender frame and uniquely tapered facade towering over 26 stories, The Gotham Hotel is a wholly modern establishment, imbued with the values and service that made the old Gotham Book Mart a New York City icon.
The Gotham Hotel is like its namesake independent and family owned with a focus on service and true boutique hospitality. As a nod to its predecessor, The Gotham Hotel rooms and suites include titles from the old Gotham Book Mart so you can pick up a book and thumb through its pages for a glimpse of the Gotham story.