One special guest at New York’s Algonquin Hotel will be staying for a while, but she won’t require a room; the hotel tells the New York Post that Matilda III prefers to roam the entire 13th floor.
Matilda III, a blue-eyed Ragdoll, is the Algonquin’s newest resident feline. The four-year-old Matilda III was rescued by a Long Island animal shelter and is now serving as the Algonquin’s 10th cat, the Post reports.
The Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan, famous for hosting visitors like Dorothy Parker and Harpo Marx, says it’s had a resident cat since the 1930s, when owner Frank Case welcomed a stray cat inside for food and shelter. A tradition was born, and now the Algonquin’s resident cat gets full run of the hotel (except the kitchen and dining room) and a birthday party each year.
Matilda III replaces Matilda II, a 15-year-old Ragdoll who has retired to a staff member’s Brooklyn home.