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Plaza Hotel In New York Will Close!  
User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

The owners of The Plaza have announced that on April 30, 2005, the hotel will close for extensive redevelopment into a mixed use retail, residential and hotel complex, at which point Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will no longer manage The Plaza.

I have been there in the Oak Room Bar...
The Oak Bar in New York City is located on the first floor.

Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

This is a scandal!

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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

Quoting Bofredrik (Thread starter):
The Oak Bar in New York City is located on the first floor.

Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

This is a scandal!

Try the bar of the Mandarin Oriental when you want a bar with a view in NYC. I will stay there for two days next month and I think that I will rarely leave the hotel Big grin.

Patrick


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

Yes... it is a shame such a landmark will close... there will still be a hotel as part of the building, but it won't be the same. If you've ever had High Tea at the Plaza (as I have), you know how special the place is...

Blame it on the exorbitant value of real estate in Manhattan... owners can get a much better return on condos than on hotel rooms.



An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineJc2354 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 572 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

Oh mama, say it aint so!


If not now, then when?
User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1078 times:

Its like Pan Am ceasing operations.

How bizarre not to have the Plaza at that corner.


User currently offlinePJS800 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 242 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

It's a shame that such a big landmark will close its doors. Good excuse to head up to NYC to stay overnight before they close though. Smile

PJ


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3700 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

Pity to see it go, more as a NYC landmark as opposed to a luxury hotel. There are far better hotels in NYC since the Plaza let itself go...


"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

Yeah, the Plaza ain't all she's cracked up to be...but a landmark nonetheless.

Too bad it's gone downhill. We stayed there a few years ago, wasn't all that great, but an experience to have as well. Personally, another hotel that I LOVE, because of it's nastalgic architecture and history is the Waldorf=Astoria. Yes, the = is part of the name. Not the best hotel in NY by far...but that lobby is and the clock is something to see.

UAL


User currently offlinePilotJmartin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1023 times:

So much for my Hotel plans for our NYC meet  Sad

User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5630 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week ago) and read 982 times:

Quoting TWFirst (Reply 2):
Blame it on the exorbitant value of real estate in Manhattan... owners can get a much better return on condos than on hotel rooms.

Not only can condominiums be sold at very high prices, but the operating costs of a condominium building are far lower than for a hotel.



"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
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