by Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 28, 2011

The Algonquin, the iconic New York City hotel, will close for three months starting Jan. 1 for a major renovation, according to USA Today. The 174-room property, which has 4,000 square feet of meeting space, is part of Marriott's Autograph Collection, a network of upscale, independent hotels. It is best-known as the gathering spot for the famed "round table" of writers and artists that included Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and Edna Ferber.