Fifth Avenue at Central Park South New York, NY 10019 New York City, New York 10019 United States
Fifth Avenue at Central Park South New York, NY 10019, New York City, New York-10019, UNITED STATES

The Plaza Hotel New York City luxury lifestyle destination

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Brief Overview

Striking the balance between its storied past and limitless future, The Plaza is the ultimate New York City luxury lifestyle destination – an iconic hotel with a new and contemporary spirit. The amenities at The Plaza include the world-class Shops at The Plaza, health and wellness facilities including Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa, Warren-Tricomi Salon and the La Palestra gym.

It was once said, “Nothing unimportant ever happens at The Plaza.” One of America’s most celebrated hotels, The Plaza opened its doors on October 1, 1907, amid a flurry of impressive reports describing it as the greatest hotel in the world. Located at Fifth Avenue and Central Park South, this luxury hotel was constructed in the most fashionable residential section of New York City.

The Plaza was the dream of financier Bernhard Beinecke, hotelier Fred Sterry, and Harry S. Black, President of the Fuller Construction Company.

They purchased a 15-year-old hotel of the same name on the site. The three men set out to replace it with what is surely one of the most elegant hotels in the world. Construction of the 19-story building (a skyscraper back then) took two years at a cost of $12 million – an unprecedented sum in those days. Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, who also designed the Dakota apartments, the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. and The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, set about his task to provide all the pomp, glory, and opulence of a French chateau.

No cost was spared. The largest single order in history for gold-encrusted china was placed with L. Straus & Sons, and no less than 1,650 crystal chandeliers were purchased.
 

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