The legendary Plaza hotel in new York
In new York after three-year restoration re-opened the legendary Plaza Hotel, which is one of the architectural treasures of the United States. The most famous hotel in the world, one of the symbols of the city of new York, familiar in many movies, was closed for upgrade in 2005. The Plaza Hotel is a 19-storey building height of 76 meters in the Western part of Grand Army Plaza, near Central Park and 5th Avenue.
The restoration of the hotel cost its present owners – the Israeli company Elad Group is 400 million dollars, reports the Associated Press.
It was first opened in 1907. At the time it was visited by the Beatles and Frank Lloyd Wright, here photographed Marilyn Monroe. In the ballroom was held the wedding of the daughter of Richard Nixon, hosted the most famous black and white ball in 1966 was organized by Truman Capote, the author of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. Only one list of guests, it was a whole year. The hotel scenes were filmed for many films, including “North by Northwest” (“Workaround”), “Barefoot in the Park”, “Crocodile Dundee” and “home Alone-2”. Among the hotel owners were Conrad Hilton and Donald trump. The current owner of The Plaza – the company Elad Properties.
Room rates start from $ 1,000. per night. Three years of reconstruction have been updated sparkling mosaic floors, shimmering chandeliers and gilded ceilings. “They did a good job, before you close the hotel was already dull,” said one of the first visitors of the newly opened hotel.
In the lobby there is a new Champagne bar that serves cocktails, champagne (25-60 dollars. per glass) and wine in bottles 2,25 l value of up to $ 3350. The famous Oak Bar awaits visitors at its Grand opening may 10.