Luxury Hotel | Near Central Park | 5 Star Hotel in NYC
The Plaza Hotel is a landmarked 20-story luxury hotel and condominium apartment building in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It opened in 1907 and is now owned by Katara Hospitality.
The hotel is located on the western side of Grand Army Plaza at the intersection with Central Park South (59th Street), on the southeastern corner of Central Park and just west of Fifth Avenue. Construction on the first Plaza Hotel at this location began in 1883. After the original builders foreclosed, McKim, Mead & White completed the hotel and it opened in 1890. The current 19-story, French Renaissance-inspired château-style building was designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh. Built within 27 months, it opened in 1907. The green terracotta-tile roof was manufactured by Ludowici and can be seen from many vantage points around the city.
The Plaza Hotel was accorded landmark status by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1969; it was designated a National Historic Landmark (NHL) in 1986 for its lavish architecture.