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The Plaza Hotel in New York Joins Historic Hotels of America®

The Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Recognizing
Hotels for Preserving and Maintaining Historic Integrity

NEW YORK, November 2011 – The Plaza in New York 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 throughout the country that is recognized by Historic Hotels of America for preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture and ambiance. The Plaza joins two existing Fairmont members, The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston and The Fairmont San Francisco.

"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.”  He continued, “It is a pleasure to introduce The Plaza’s unforgettable experiences to our Historic Hotels of America guests who seek the rich cultural and historical travel experience for which our program has become synonymous."

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 having historic significance.

“We are thrilled to be inducted into Historic Hotels of America and join such a prestigious group of iconic properties,” says Shane Krige, General Manager of The Plaza. “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.”

After a delicate and thoughtfully curated $450 million, three-year, lobby-to-roof renovation completed in 2008, The Plaza Hotel continues its tradition of defining luxury and delivering unmatched five-star service with a new contemporary spirit.  As the ultimate luxury lifestyle destination, The Plaza features 282 lavish hotel rooms, private residences, destination restaurants, an exclusive retail collection, and state-of-the-art meeting and event spaces.

For additional information about The Plaza, please visit

About Historic Hotels of America®
Historic Hotels of America® was founded in 1989 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation® with 32 charter members. In 2007, Preferred Hotel Group partnered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to grow and enhance Historic Hotels of America. With more than 235 hotels that have faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity in the United States of America including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, Historic Hotels of America is comprised of mostly independently owned and operated properties. More than 30 of the world’s finest hospitality brands, chains, and collections are represented in Historic Hotels of America.  To be nominated and selected for membership into this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, or recognized as having historic significance. Historic Hotels of America partners with Historic Hotels of Europe, a federation of 21 hotel associations in 21 countries, and with Historic Hotels of Mexico, an association of hotels and restaurants located in buildings of historical significance including haciendas, palaces, monasteries, convents, fortresses, country estates. For more information, please visit

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

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