Midtown West, Manhattan, New York City
The Algonquin Hotel was the site of the famous Round Table meetings in the 1920s. A group of writers, critics, and actors, the Round Table — including names like Robert E. Sherwood, Dorothy Parker, George F. Kaufman, and Edna Ferber — met for lunch daily to discuss everything from literature to politics. They also collaborated on a revue titled No Sirree! to jump-start the Hollywood career of fellow Round Tabler Robert Benchley. This group is also responsible for founding The New Yorker, which is free for hotel guests.