Bofredrik
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Plaza Hotel In New York Will Close!

Wed Mar 23, 2005 6:07 am

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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RE: Plaza Hotel In New York Will Close!

Wed Mar 23, 2005 6:11 am

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.

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RE: Plaza Hotel In New York Will Close!

Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:23 am

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.
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RE: Plaza Hotel In New York Will Close!

Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:24 am

Oh mama, say it aint so!
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RE: Plaza Hotel In New York Will Close!

Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:28 am

Its like Pan Am ceasing operations.

How bizarre not to have the Plaza at that corner.
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RE: Plaza Hotel In New York Will Close!

Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:39 am

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

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RE: Plaza Hotel In New York Will Close!

Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:10 am

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...
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RE: Plaza Hotel In New York Will Close!

Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:53 am

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.

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RE: Plaza Hotel In New York Will Close!

Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:22 am

So much for my Hotel plans for our NYC meet  Sad
 
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RE: Plaza Hotel In New York Will Close!

Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:14 pm

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.
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