Year 1910Hotel Plaza.

  • Frequented by Gustav Mahler.
  • 768 5th Avenue.
  • Opened in 1907.
  • On his walks from Carnegie Hall to 1909-1910 Hotel Savoy.
  • Visited the Palm Court under the stained glass ceiling.
  • Often with Enrico Caruso (1873-1921).
  • Mahler did not stay in the Plaza Hotel.

The Plaza Hotel is a landmarked 20-story luxury hotel and condominium apartment building in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It opened in 1907 and is now owned by Katara Hospitality.

The hotel is located on the western side of Grand Army Plaza at the intersection with Central Park South (59th Street), on the southeastern corner of Central Park and just west of Fifth Avenue. Construction on the first Plaza Hotel at this location began in 1883. After the original builders foreclosed, McKim, Mead & White completed the hotel and it opened in 1890. The current 19-story, French Renaissance-inspired château-style building was designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh. Built in 27 months, it opened in 1907. The green terracotta-tile roof was manufactured by Ludowici and can be seen from many vantage points around the city.

Hotel Plaza. Palm Court.

The internationally known singers Josephine BakerEartha KittLiza MinnelliMarlene DietrichLena HorneKay ThompsonSandler and YoungEthel MermanShirley BasseyAndy WilliamsThe Mills BrothersPatti Page and Peggy Lee played the Persian Room. Miles Davis recorded a live album in the Persian Room in 1958. The Beatles stayed at the Plaza Hotel during their first visit to the United States in February 1964.

Hotel Plaza today.

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