After almost three years of extensive renovations at a staggering cost of US$400 million, New York’s most famous hotel finally reopens its doors.
The Plaza, which is now a National Historic landmark, first opened in 1907.
With 282 rooms and 182 private residences, each furnished in Louis XV French dÃ©cor style, the six-star Plaza Hotel at the crossroads between Fifth Avenue and Central Park continues to re-define luxury since its doors open to receive guests a century ago.
After a two-year break, the Plaza in New York City is finally open for hotel stays once again after a $400 million.
The hotel opened yesterday and now has 282 guestrooms including 102 suites with seven different designs and layouts that have a Louis XV, French decor style.
Each bathroom has solid white marble vanities with 24-karat gold plated Sherle Wagner sinks and fixtures.
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on 24th February 2008 | No Comments »
A new generation of designers is re-discovering the mini-garden and the aficionados are watching it wholeheartedly. Terrariums are back now.
Artist Paula Hayes, a New York sculptor, painter and landscape designer is eying new possibilities in creative horticulture and home decor with her spectacular Teardrop Terrarium.
She has given wind to the concept of plants inside glass as portable artworks. Her creations are set in hand-blown glass.
on 21st February 2008 | 2 Comments »
New York can add another feature and tourist attraction to its already long list – the new Gucci flagship store about to be opened on 725 Fifth Avenue.
The new store will be the world’s largest Gucci store oozing elegance and architectural artistry. The architect is the world renowned James Carpenter.
The floor to ceiling glass facade encases three floors of shoppers heaven and creates a stunning landmark for those just passing-by.
The Gucci store is as beautiful from the outside as it is from the inside. The neutral space is filled with natural light and the highest quality materials.
Goldman Sachs Group have just bought 230 Park Avenue, New York for $1.15 billion from a property investment fund owned by Dubai’s government.
Istithmar World Real Estate sold the property to Goldman’s Whitehall Fund and Monday Properties, the Dubai-based company.
The 172-meter tall 230 Park Avenue building, also known as the Helmsley Building and having 35 floors, originally served as headquarters of the New York Central railroad companies.