The Algonquin Hotel is a historic hotel located at 59 West 44th Street in Manhattan. The hotel has been designated as a New York City Historic Landmark. The 174-room hotel, opened in 1902, was designed by architect Goldwin Starrett. It was originally conceived as a residential hotel but was quickly converted to a traditional lodging establishment. Its first owner-manager, Frank Case, established many of the hotel's traditions. Perhaps its best-known tradition is hosting literary and theatrical notables, most prominently the members of the Algonquin Round Table.