The Plaza Hotel

Fifth Ave. at Central Park South - Near Near Central Park Zoo Map
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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 a... more

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, it was constructed in the most fashionable residential section of New York. A century ago, The Plaza set the standard for luxury. That tradition continues following a recently-completed $400 million, two-year renovation. The passion and uncompromising service, which made the hotel a legend, has returned with a new and contemporary spirit. The Plaza hotel offers 282 distinctive guestrooms, including 152 pied-à-terres, which boast the largest square footage of any luxury property in New York. From the sumptuous décor to the impeccable white glove service, The Plaza is an extraordinary hotel that offer its guests every indulgence. Amenities include a world-class retail collection featuring exclusive boutiques and purveyors of fine food, as well as health and wellness facilities to include a Caudalie Spa, Fitness Center by Radu, and Warren Tricomi Salon. The legendary Oak Room and Bar provide ... more

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, it was constructed in the most fashionable residential section of New York.

A century ago, The Plaza set the standard for luxury. That tradition continues following a recently-completed $400 million, two-year renovation. The passion and uncompromising service, which made the hotel a legend, has returned with a new and contemporary spirit.

The Plaza hotel offers 282 distinctive guestrooms, including 152 pied-à-terres, which boast the largest square footage of any luxury property in New York. From the sumptuous décor to the impeccable white glove service, The Plaza is an extraordinary hotel that offer its guests every indulgence. Amenities include a world-class retail collection featuring exclusive boutiques and purveyors of fine food, as well as health and wellness facilities to include a Caudalie Spa, Fitness Center by Radu, and Warren Tricomi Salon.

The legendary Oak Room and Bar provide the quintessential New York experience, and now serve breakfast in the Palm Court's stead. The Plaza will also introduce the elegant Champagne Bar and stylish Rose Club, both located in its new Fifth Avenue lobby. 24-hour in room dining will also be available.

As part of the lobby to roof renovation, the opulent Plaza Grand Ballroom has also been restored to its original grandeur. Lavish social and business events will continue to be held in this historic ballroom, which is at the heart of The Plaza’s legacy.

Timeless. Captivating. Unforgettable. All its Beaux Arts magnificence it sets a new standard for luxury and will return to creating indelible memories at New York’s most celebrated address.

History of the Plaza

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 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.

Originally, The Plaza served primarily as a residence for wealthy New Yorkers. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt were the first to sign the register. Today, the Vanderbilt Suite is a luxuriously appointed three-bedroom suite, and is used by Heads of State, Government and other distinguished visitors. For guests who chose to rent on a nightly basis at the time, single rooms started at $2.50 per night!

Kings, presidents, ambassadors, stars of stage, screen and sports, as well as business executives and travellers from all parts of the world have gathered and stayed at The Plaza. One of The Plaza's most famous personalities is the fictional and mischievous Eloise from the books by Kay Thompson. The Plaza was so well known that Ernest Hemingway once advised F. Scott Fitzgerald to give his liver to Princeton and his heart to The Plaza.

Although The Plaza appeared fleetingly in earlier films, the hotel made its true movie debut in Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 classic North by Northwest - the first time a crew, director and cast assembled on site to make a picture. Before then, movies were shot almost entirely on Hollywood soundstages and rarely on location. The Plaza has provided the location for other motion pictures such as Plaza Suite, The Way We Were, The Great Gatsby, Barefoot in the Park, Funny Girl, Cotton Club, Crocodile Dundee I and II and Home Alone II: Lost In New-York.

Designated a New York City Landmark in 1969, The Plaza is listed on the Register of Historic Places and the only New York City hotel to be designated as a National Historic Landmark.

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TERRIBLE WAY TO START A VACATION
May 23, 2019
We made our reservation way in advance and we were so excited to stay at the plaza!!! We arrived very late and tired and just wanted a place to sleep.... more »
Helen S
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Trip type:
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Fabulous Hotel and Staff.
May 23, 2019
The Plaza is an icon and it was so much fun to stay here. The staff, especially the wonderful gentlemen who waited on us in the Palm Court at breakfast... more »
Soddie
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Trip type:
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Afternoon Tea
May 22, 2019
Last day in NY and decided to treat ourselves to afternoon tea at the Plaza hotel. Yes it’s a little expensive but it’s not every day you do this so... more »
ramblindave
Los Angeles
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Faded Glory
May 22, 2019
The Plaza has a lot of history and is located at one of the most inconic spots in all of Manhattan. I am sure there are certain people that enjoy... more »
Pettite
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Trip type:
Couples
Historical Hotel
May 21, 2019
The Plaza Hotel is currently being renovated as noted by scaffolding on the exterior on the lower floors. Still, the hotel is beautiful, and this is an iconic spot because... more »
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Edwardian 1 Br Suite King 1 King and 1 Sofa Bed

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

1001-sq-foot (93-sq-meter) room with city views


Layout - Bedroom, living room, and sitting area

Relax - In-room massage available

Internet - WiFi

Entertainment - Flat-screen TV with premium channels and pay movies

Food & Drink - 24-hour room service and minibar

Sleep - Premium bedding and turndown service

Bathroom - Private bathroom, deep soaking bathtub and separate shower

Practical - Laptop-compatible safe, unspecified sofa bed, and free newspaper; free cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds available on request

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

 

Pulitzer Fifth Ave 1 Br Suite King 1 King and 1 Sofa Bed

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

1001-sq-foot (93-sq-meter) room with city views


Layout - Bedroom, living room, and sitting area

Relax - In-room massage available

Internet - WiFi

Entertainment - Flat-screen TV with premium channels and pay movies

Food & Drink - 24-hour room service and minibar

Sleep - Premium bedding and turndown service

Bathroom - Private bathroom, deep soaking bathtub and separate shower

Practical - Laptop-compatible safe, unspecified sofa bed, and free newspaper; free cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds available on request

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

 

Carnegie Partial Park View 1 Br Suite King 1 King and 1 Sofa Bed

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

1001-sq-foot (93-sq-meter) room with park views


Layout - Bedroom, living room, and sitting area

Relax - In-room massage available

Internet - WiFi

Entertainment - Flat-screen TV with premium channels and pay movies

Food & Drink - 24-hour room service and minibar

Sleep - Premium bedding and turndown service

Bathroom - Private bathroom, deep soaking bathtub and separate shower

Practical - Laptop-compatible safe, unspecified sofa bed, and free newspaper; free cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds available on request

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

 

Plaza King 1 King Bed

1 King Bed

475-sq-foot (44-sq-meter) room with city views


Relax - In-room massage available

Internet - WiFi

Entertainment - Flat-screen TV with premium channels and pay movies

Food & Drink - 24-hour room service and minibar

Sleep - Premium bedding and turndown service

Bathroom - Private bathroom, deep soaking bathtub and separate shower

Practical - Laptop-compatible safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; free cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds available on request

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

 

Deluxe King 1 King Bed

1 King Bed

550-sq-foot (51-sq-meter) room with city views


Relax - In-room massage available

Internet - WiFi

Entertainment - Flat-screen TV with premium channels and pay movies

Food & Drink - 24-hour room service and minibar

Sleep - Premium bedding and turndown service

Bathroom - Private bathroom, deep soaking bathtub and separate shower

Practical - Laptop-compatible safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; free cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds available on request

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

 

Grand Luxe King Room 1 King Bed

1 King Bed

730-sq-foot (68-sq-meter) room with city views


Relax - In-room massage available

Internet - WiFi

Entertainment - Flat-screen TV with premium channels and pay movies

Food & Drink - 24-hour room service and minibar

Sleep - Premium bedding and turndown service

Bathroom - Private bathroom, deep soaking bathtub and separate shower

Practical - Laptop-compatible safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; free cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds available on request

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

 

Vanderbilt Fifth Ave 2 Br Suite 1 King 1 Queen and 1 Sofa Bed

1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

1496-sq-foot (139-sq-meter) room with city views


Layout - 2 bedrooms, living room, and dining area

Relax - In-room massage available

Internet - WiFi

Entertainment - Flat-screen TV with premium channels and pay movies

Food & Drink - 24-hour room service and minibar

Sleep - Premium bedding and turndown service

Bathroom - Private bathroom, deep soaking bathtub and separate shower

Practical - Laptop-compatible safe, unspecified sofa bed, and free newspaper; free cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds available on request

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

 

Penthouse 1 Br Suite King 1 King Bed

1 King Bed

1496-sq-foot (139-sq-meter) room, furnished balcony/patio with city views


Layout - Bedroom, living room, and dining area

Relax - In-room massage available

Internet - WiFi

Entertainment - Flat-screen TV with premium channels and pay movies

Food & Drink - 24-hour room service and minibar

Sleep - Premium bedding and turndown service

Bathroom - Private bathroom, deep soaking bathtub and separate shower

Practical - Laptop-compatible safe, unspecified sofa bed, and free newspaper; free cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds available on request

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

 

Junior Suite King 1 King Bed

1 King Bed

700-sq-foot (65-sq-meter) room with courtyard views


Layout - Bedroom, living room, and sitting area

Relax - In-room massage available

Internet - WiFi

Entertainment - Flat-screen TV with premium channels and pay movies

Food & Drink - 24-hour room service and minibar

Sleep - Premium bedding and turndown service

Bathroom - Private bathroom, deep soaking bathtub and separate shower

Practical - Laptop-compatible safe, unspecified sofa bed, and free newspaper; free cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds available on request

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

 

Property Information

  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Number of floors - 20
  • Pets allowed

Popular Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Business Center
  • Clothing Iron
  • Fitness Facility
  • Hair Dryer
  • InHouse Bar
  • Meeting Rooms
  • MiniBar In Room
  • NonSmoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • TV In Room

Additional Amenities

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 12:00 PM
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM/banking
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Business center
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Concierge services
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 21500
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1997
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Full-service spa
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Hair salon
  • In-room accessibility
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting rooms
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of bars/lounges - 3
  • Number of floors - 20
  • Number of restaurants - 4
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Roll-in shower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Sauna
  • Shopping on site
  • Smoke-free property
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Steam room
  • Total number of rooms - 282
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Wedding services
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Year Built - 1907

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