NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire -11/29/11)- The Plaza, one of the most beloved New York hotels, is pleased to announce it has joined Historic Hotels of America®, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The landmark Plaza Hotel is one of more than 235 hotels and resorts that is recognized by Historic Hotels of America for preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture and ambiance.
"The Plaza is widely recognized as being one of the most iconic luxury hotels in the United States," said Thierry Roch, Executive Director of Historic Hotels of America. "We are honored to welcome this historic New York City Landmark, as designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1969, and the only hotel in New York City listed as a National Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places into our collection of distinguished properties."
To be selected for membership in Historic Hotels of America, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places or recognized locally as historically significant.
"It is an honor for The Plaza to be a member of this respected organization, and a testament to the hotel's commitment to preserving its rich history and iconic status," says Shane Krige, General Manager of The Plaza.
After a delicate and thoughtfully curated $450 million, three-year, lobby-to-roof renovation completed in 2008, this distinctive New York hotel continues its tradition of defining luxury and delivering unmatched five-star service with a new contemporary spirit.
For additional information about The Plaza, or to plan your stay at this luxury New York hotel, visit http://www.fairmont.com/theplaza.
About The Plaza
Timeless, captivating and unforgettable, The Plaza has undergone a $450 million, three-year, lobby to roof renovation and restoration. The passion and uncompromising service which made the hotel a legend has returned with a new and contemporary spirit. The Plaza is an extraordinary hotel and a luxury lifestyle destination that offers guests every indulgence featuring The Shops at the Plaza, a world-class retail collection with a Caudalie Vinotherapie® Spa, Warren-Tricomi Salon and the Eloise shop. The Palm Court, Oak Room and Oak Bar provide quintessential New York experiences, and the opulent Plaza Grand Ballroom continues to host the world's most memorable events. New additions also include the elegant Champagne Bar, stylish Rose Club, and newly opened The Plaza Food Hall by Todd English. Designated a New York City Landmark in 1969, it is also the only New York City hotel to be designated as a National Historic Landmark. The Plaza is managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. For reservations and additional information, please call 888-240-7775 or visit www.theplaza.com.