Bofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1105 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.
TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1066 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.
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1015 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.