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The Plaza Pied a Terre - Tracy Oats Communications

The Plaza Pied a Terre - Tracy Oats Communications

“ We invite you to

“ We invite you to learn more about what sets The Plaza apart from every other hospitality destination. ”

H istory & Brand Designed by architect Henry Janeway Hardenbergh in the Beaux Arts style, The Plaza first opened in 1907. It has been an iconic destination for sophisticated travelers and the scene of legendary social events for over 100 years. Its brand, which is recognized worldwide, is synonymous with the finest expressions of luxury and service in hospitality. In recognition of The Plaza’s distinctive architecture and its significance as one of New York City’s most celebrated social venues, it was designated a New York City Landmark in 1969. In addition, it is the only New York City hotel that is registered as a National Historic Landmark. Noteworthy guests & eveNts iN the Plaza’s history iNclude: • 1920s: Novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, patronize The Plaza’s restaurants and take a much-publicized swim in the Pulitzer Fountain on Grand Army Plaza • 1946: Greta Garbo photographed by Cecil Beaton in Suite 249-251 • 1953: Architect Frank Lloyd Wright moves into Suite 223-225, where he lives for six years while supervising the construction of the Guggenheim Museum • 1955: Eloise, written by Kay Thompson and illustrated by Hilary Knight, is published • 1956: Marilyn Monroe causes uproar at Terrace Room press conference when her shoulder strap breaks • 1958: Alfred Hitchcock begins shooting North by Northwest in The Oak Bar, marking hotel’s movie debut, the first of 42 movies to be shot in The Plaza • 1958: Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday perform at the Persian Room private party hosted by Columbia Records; “Jazz at The Plaza,” an original composition, is debuted by Davis • 1964: The Beatles stay at The Plaza Hotel for six days on their first trip to the United States • 1966: Author Truman Capote hosts legendary Black and White Ball in the Grand Ballroom • 2004: The Plaza is purchased by a subsidiary of the El-Ad Group • 2007: 100 Year Anniversary is celebrated on October 1 with fireworks and a celebrity-studded event • 2008: The Plaza Hotel reopens in March with 282 hotel rooms and suites 7

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