Famous Old Hotels in New York City
City hotels are iconic of New York City. Out-of-town visitors may remember their hotel more than any part of NYC. TV and movies rely on famous hotels to invoke a NYC feel. Here are a few of the most famous ones.
The Plaza Hotel
From mentions in "Gossip Girl" to "Sex and the City," invoking the Plaza Hotel is invoking New York City chic. The hotel maintains its own historian to recall notable guests and events.
The art deco elegance of the Waldorf=Astoria stands out amid the big, glass-box skyscrapers of Park Avenue.
The original New York City Ritz-Carlton is supposedly where the French soup vichyssoise was invented.
The New Yorker
Renovations were completed in early 2009 to update The New Yorker. Though the design is still art deco, the interior is updated with contemporary amenities.
The St. Regis
Built in 1904, the St. Regis is where Fernand Petiot introduced his famous Bloody Mary cocktail to the United States.
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