Thursday, December 18, 2008


Palm Court
Palm Court stained glass ceiling
These are some of the images that I made when I visited THE PLAZA recently. Located at 59th Street, just off Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, it is the only hotel in New York City to be designated a National Historic Landmark. After nearly three years of renovation, the century-old hotel, designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh, has been pared from 805 guest rooms to 282 rooms. The rest of the building has been converted to condominium apartments, one of which recently sold for $50 million.
Pictured above are the main lobby as well as the Palm Court located in the center of the lobby level. The Palm Court’s luminous stained-glass lay light has been restored. Led by acclaimed Chef Didier Virot, The Palm Court offers a new afternoon tea, as well as breakfast, lunch, and Saturday and Sunday Brunch each featuring the finest international tastes of New York, inspired by fresh and locally grown products.

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