Ever since it first opened in 1907, this historic spot on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Central Park South has welcomed guests into luxury.
Architect Henry J. Hardenbergh designed The Plaza to look like a chateau from France. The outside shines with white marble, cute balconies, and that signature copper roof.
Inside, the lobby dazzles with chandeliers, marble floors, and fancy plasterwork on the ceiling. The Palm Court looks like something out of a storybook, with its stained glass and marble columns. While The Plaza has been renovated and expanded over the years, it still keeps its old New York elegance.
The rooms have lush furnishings, crystal lamps, and scenic city views. The Royal Suite is a real jewel, with antiques, a Steinway piano, and relics from The Plaza's early days.
From the glamorous exterior to the classy decor indoors, The Plaza's architecture surrounds you with New York history and ambition. Building something so grand and luxurious hinted at the big things to come for the city. The Plaza represented the height of luxury in a town striving for the sky.
The Oak Room has tasty Continental dishes in a snazzy, oak-filled space. The Palm Court offers that classic afternoon tea with Tiffany glass sparkling above. The Oak Bar and Champagne Bar are perfect for drinks in an exclusive club mood.
The Plaza has hosted loads of legendary parties, weddings, and VIP events over the decades. It remains a hot spot for celebs, tycoons, and dignitaries who want that five-star New York treatment.
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote scenes at The Plaza in The Great Gatsby. Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock filmed a movie in the Grand Ballroom. Real stars like The Beatles and Marilyn Monroe have wandered the halls too. Royals from around the world have checked in at The Plaza when visiting the Big Apple.
With amazing architecture, delicious dining, and a guest list like no other, The Plaza brings together the best of New York glitz and glory. It's still a must-see for anyone who wants to soak up the excitement of the city under one fabulous roof.
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