The Plaza Hotel (also known as The Plaza) is a luxury hotel and condominium apartment building in Midtown Manhattan. The 21-story, French Renaissance-inspired château-style building was designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh. The facade is made of marble at the base and white brick in the intermediate stories, while the hotel is topped by a mansard roof. The ground floor contains the two primary lobbies, as well as a corridor connecting the large ground-floor restaurant spaces, including the Oak Room, the Oak Bar, the Edwardian Room, the Palm Court, and the Terrace Room. The upper stories contain the ballroom and a variety of residential condominiums, condo-hotel suites, and short-term hotel suites. At its peak, the Plaza Hotel had over 800 rooms. Following a renovation in 2008, the building has had 282 hotel rooms and 181 condos.

A predecessor hotel of the same name was built from 1883 to 1890. The original hotel was replaced by the current structure from 1905 to 1907; Warren and Wetmore designed an expansion to the Plaza Hotel from 1919 to 1921, and several major renovations were conducted through the rest of the 20th century. The Plaza Operating Company, which erected the current building, operated the hotel until 1943. Subsequently, it was sold to several owners during the remainder of the 20th century, including Conrad Hilton, A.M. Sonnabend, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Donald Trump, and a partnership of City Developments Limited and Al-Waleed bin Talal. The Plaza Hotel was renovated again after El Ad Properties purchased it in 2005, and the hotel was subsequently sold to Sahara India Pariwar and most recently to Katara Hospitality.

Since its inception, the Plaza Hotel has become an icon of New York City, with numerous wealthy and famous guests. The restaurant spaces and ballrooms have hosted events such as weddings, balls, benefits, and press conferences. The hotel's design, as well as its location near Central Park, has generally received positive acclaim. In addition, the Plaza Hotel has appeared in numerous books and films. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the hotel's exterior and some of its interior spaces as city landmarks, and the building is also a National Historic Landmark.



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Founded: 1905-1907
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christopher warren (4 months ago)
I had a wonderful stay at The Plaza New York. The hotel is a New York City landmark, and it's easy to see why. The service was impeccable, the accommodations were luxurious, and the amenities were top-notch. I would highly recommend The Plaza New York to anyone looking for a luxurious and unforgettable vacation. Here are some of the things that I liked about The Plaza New York: The location: The Plaza New York is located in the heart of Manhattan, just steps from Central Park and Fifth Avenue. The hotel is within walking distance of many popular attractions, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Rockefeller Center, and the Empire State Building. The accommodations: The Plaza New York has 282 guest rooms and suites, all of which are decorated in a classic New York style. The rooms are spacious and well-appointed, and many offer stunning views of Central Park or the city skyline. The service: The staff at The Plaza New York is friendly and attentive. They are always willing to help with anything you need, from making restaurant reservations to providing recommendations for local activities. The amenities: The Plaza New York has a variety of amenities that make your stay enjoyable. These include a swimming pool, a fitness center, a spa, and a variety of dining options. The hotel also has a beautiful lobby, where you can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or a cocktail. Overall, I had a wonderful stay at The Plaza New York. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a luxurious and unforgettable vacation.
Armen Ohanian (4 months ago)
Had tea room lunch for 7 of us & paid $125 per person,not including tip or tax, for about 10 pieces of finger size tiny sandwiches that didn't taste anything special & quarter size extra tiny desert. Probably the most expensive restaurant in the world that's a complete rip off for what you get. Sorry for being honest?
E. Castro (4 months ago)
Decided to go here on a whim for a drink, tons of new and classic cocktail options. Our bartender was so nice! He even gave us chocolates on our way out, beautiful place, very Instagrammable.
Jon Bowie (5 months ago)
I recently had the pleasure of visiting The Plaza, and I must say it was an absolutely fantastic experience! From the moment I arrived, I was captivated by the grandeur and elegance of this iconic establishment. The Plaza's location couldn't be more perfect, right in the heart of the city. Its stunning architecture and historical significance make it a true gem. The moment I stepped inside, I was greeted by friendly and attentive staff who made me feel welcome and taken care of throughout my entire visit. The amenities and services provided at The Plaza are top-notch. The rooms are exquisitely decorated, combining classic charm with modern comfort. The attention to detail is evident in every aspect, from the luxurious bedding to the tasteful furnishings. The cleanliness of the rooms and the attention given to maintaining them are commendable. One highlight of my stay was the dining experience. The Plaza offers a range of restaurants and bars that cater to every palate. I indulged in a delectable meal at one of their fine dining establishments and was blown away by the impeccable service and the culinary delights presented before me. The chefs truly have a mastery of their craft, and the flavors were nothing short of extraordinary. Beyond the accommodations and dining, The Plaza offers an array of amenities that enhance the overall experience. The fitness center is well-equipped, allowing guests to maintain their workout routines while traveling. The spa services provided are exceptional, offering a serene and relaxing atmosphere to unwind and rejuvenate. The location of The Plaza is perfect for exploring the city. With its close proximity to major attractions and excellent transportation options, I was able to easily access everything I wanted to see and do during my stay. Lastly, I must commend the staff at The Plaza for their exceptional service. Every interaction I had with the team was met with professionalism, warmth, and a genuine desire to ensure my stay was nothing short of perfect. They were always ready to assist with any inquiries or requests, making me feel like a valued guest. In conclusion, my experience at The Plaza exceeded all expectations. It is a true masterpiece in terms of luxury, comfort, and service. Whether you're visiting for business or pleasure, I highly recommend The Plaza for an unforgettable stay. I can't wait to return to this remarkable establishment in the future.
Anthony R (6 months ago)
Stayed at the Plaza and did the Home Alone experience with my son and his friend, they absolutely loved it and would highly recommend the experience for anyone who is a fan of the Home Alone movie. The Plaza is one of the most famous iconic hotels in NYC with tons of history and beauty. The location is right in the heart of Midtown as well, making it a great place to have a home base during your visit. It's one of the great places stay if your looking for a high end visit to NYC.
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