Plaza Hotel. Hotel in New York City, New York

Plaza Hotel

Hotel in New York City, New York

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Plaza Hotel

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The Plaza Hotel is in Manhattan in New York City. This hotel is one of the most iconic landmarks of the city, and Conrad Hilton (Wikipedia Article) built it in 1907. It is known as a landmark because of how long it has existed, and how many times it has been featured in movies, TV shows, and various books. Since then, it has been renovated several times, and is now officially a Historic Hotel of America. An award given by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It was officially added to the list in 1986, just under 80 years after it had been opened. The Plaza Hotel isn't the only hotel in New York City that has this distinction. The Waldorf-Astoria hotel is also a National Historic Landmark. Because the hotel has been around for so many years, it has been renovated a number of times. Its most modern renovations have given it an underground mall, private condo units, as well hotel rooms as you might expect. Although it is a hotel, the Plaza Hotel has been used on many occasions to host important political meetings and other events. The hotel has changed ownership a few times since it was built in 1907. The current owner is Sahara India Pariwar, which is an Indian company. They bought the hotel from El Ad Properties.

Rooms and Suites

As far as rooms go, the Plaza Hotel has four different types of guestrooms and ten different kinds of suites. Although the hotel itself is old, the rooms are all equipped with many modern features one would expect. All the rooms include butler service on every floor, housekeeping service, wireless and wired internet, video-on-demand TV, flat screen televisions, and iPads for guests to control their room’s lighting and temperature. The rooms themselves still look traditional. The most expensive suite, is the Royal Plaza Suite, and it will cost you around $ 30,000 USD a night. The Royal Plaza Suite has 4,490 square feet of living space, 3 bedrooms, and 3.5 bathrooms. It can be accessed by a private elevator, and can also be configured to be a one or two bedroom suite. Louis XV inspired the design of the suite, and it has almost all the features you would ever need including a full kitchen and gymnasium. If you don’t want to stay in the Royal Plaza Suite, a basic room will cost around $ 800 USD , depending on the time of year you wish to stay at the hotel.

Food and Entertainment

One of the most recent editions to the hotel is the Todd English Food Hall, which is managed by Todd English himself. The food hall is internationally inspired and has nine different food stations to try food from. The food hall also has a private dining area that can hold up to 175 people for a reception, but only 100 for a dinner. One can privately rent the Todd English Food Hall, and it can hold up to 300 people. The Todd English Food Hall is open seven days a week, usually from 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM.

The Champagne Bar is one of the most iconic locations at The Plaza itself. It resembles the Champagne Porch that was in the same location when the hotel first opened in 1907. The Plaza Hotel also has The Rose Club, which is located where the Persian Room used to be for 41 years. The Persian Room had many famous musicians come through its doors including Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis. Today, there is live jazz at The Rose Club every Wednesday and Thursday night.

Gym and Spa

If you want to go to the gym, the Plaza Hotel has a full-service training gymnasium called LA PALESTRA. LA PALESTRA is a recent addition to the Plaza Hotel, opening in 2012. It offers many group training classes, as well as personal training, Pilates, and yoga. LA PALESTRA is open to members of the public, but guests can use the gym during hours it is open if there is not a class going on. If going to the gym isn’t your idea of fun, there is also a spa and salon by Warren-Tricomi. The other spa in the Plaza Hotel is a wine spa called the Caudalie Vinothérapie® Spa. It has been open at The Plaza since 2008, and offers several wet and dry body treatments. They can also give guests manicures, pedicures, and various facial and waxing treatments.

The Plaza Hotel is one of New York Cities’ finest (and oldest) hotels. Located in the borough of Manhattan, Conrad Hilton built it in 1907. It has been in feature films since 1956, and F. Scott Fitzgerald had a few scenes from The Great Gatsby take place in the hotel. Its owners renovated many times over the years to stay modern, but all of its owners have worked hard to make sure the Plaza Hotel remains timeless. There are five different types of guestrooms and ten different suites.

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Author: rob.riggs. Last updated: Dec 18, 2014

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