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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Who Gave the Plaza a Five Star Hotel Title?
Nov 11, 2019
I’m not even sure where to begin but in summary, I came to the Plaza to learn about its great services to incorporate into my company, but instead I learned... more »
VincentPeach1
Nashville, Tennessee
Trip type:
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Great’ish
Nov 10, 2019
I’m in love with the History & European charm if this hotel! Every body must experience the plaza once. The bathrooms are spectacular but standard rooms are a bit small.... more »
Richasv3
Trip type:
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Afternoon Tea
Nov 9, 2019
I had such an amazing time celebrating my birthday at the Plaza! It was my first time visiting for afternoon tea, and Joshua Clem made sure to make my friend... more »
ohaudreykate
Adelaide, Australia
Trip type:
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Luxury lunch at its finest
Nov 6, 2019
We had the pleasure of visiting The Plaza New York for a High Tea at the Palm Court. The selection of food was delicious and very generous (couldn't even finish... more »
DanG3332
Trip type:
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Amazing
Nov 6, 2019
1st time ever inside the hotel. Have long seen it in the movies an tv shows. As a former taxi driver, I have dropped and picked up countless passengers at... 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; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant 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; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant 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; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant 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; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant 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; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant 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; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant 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; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant 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) individually decorated 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; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant 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; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

 

Tower Room 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; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

 

Terrace Room King 1 King Bed

1 King Bed

550 sq feet (51 sq meters)


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; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant 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
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Number of floors - 20

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)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • 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
  • 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
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Roll-in shower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Sauna
  • Shopping on site
  • Smoke-free property
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Steam room
  • Total number of rooms - 282
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Wedding services
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • WiFi (surcharge)

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