Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Plaza Hotel

Here is a close up photo of the newly renovated Plaza Hotel. According to this New York Times article, the formerly 800 rooms hotel now has only 180 rooms while the rest of the building has been converted into luxury condominiums.

So how do you define luxury? What is an everyday luxury to you?

21 comments:

thwany said...

an everyday luxury to me is a nice warm meal.

i am poor.

tigerfish said...

The rental must be crazy!!!

Annie said...

That first cup of perfectly brewed coffee in the morning, brought to me by my husband.

About the only way I could improve on that luxury would be to have the coffee served to me at the Plaza Hotel :-)

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

I think I'd like to rent the turret's penthouse for a week or so. Gorgeous architecture...

Chuck Pefley said...

That's a gorgeous building right across the street from Central Park. I remember photographing fall leaves in puddles with reflections of the Plaza ... good memories. Everyday luxury to me is being able to make my living doing what I love... making photos. Cheers!

C i n T a P o P i a * said...

ah, the plaza hotel! the rental must be crazy for those luxury condos.

everyday luxury for me is to be able to come home from work, relax while reading a book with delicious cake on the side! :)

oldmanlincoln said...

Gosh, Ming, this is just massive and to think that one of those windows represents a family unit is mind boggling.

Kitty said...

Cool building. I can't imagine living there, though. It'd be such a traffic mess.

I was there when they opened it to the public, after they announced it'd be converted. You could buy just about whatever you wanted. A ton of stuff appeared on ebay afterwards - silverware, light fixtures, etc.

Peter said...

I believe that my greatest luxury nowadays is to be able to wake up in my modest "condominium" without any alarm clock.
Last time in NYC (for my employer) I was in Waldorf Astoria. At least MY room would have needed some renovating (last time in the 50's?).

Changes in the wind said...

My description of luxury is anything that makes you feel special...........Everyday luxury? Coffee ready when awake:)

marley said...

That is somewhere I would like to live! It over looks Central Park, doesn't it? What a view!

citygirl15 said...

My Plaza experience was taking my mother for high tea (a mother's day gift for her) at the Palm Court. That was luxury.

Now, my luxury is sleeping a little later on the weekend, then having a latte and reading the paper.

Chris said...

I'm with Fenix. . .I'd love to have the turret room.

Everyday luxury? No phone calls and no one bothering me.

Ex-Shammickite said...

WOW this looks like a French Chateau! One day, when I win the lottery, I'll have a place like this!
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teahouse said...

Luxury is my favorite pillow with a soft flannel pillowcase!

alice said...

I think luxury is having time for oneself...

Isadora said...

Now we are at a pleasant topic. What a place to have an abode at! :)

Remember having had coffee there many moons ago and thought that that was luxurious! My everyday luxury is knowing there is always champagne and caviar in the fridge. Does not mean I have it daily, but it is there for whenever the fancy strikes. Luxury is a wonderful thing. It should be enjoyed with abandon.

Lessie said...

Wow! I've heard of the Plaza...on t.v. :) Luxury...new shoes, chocolate silk pie, a day free to read a good book. :)

Sonia said...

Wow! This Hotel is the paradigm of luxury, isn't? Gorgeous building!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Great article in Sunday's NYTimes about all the butlers that work in there. Check it out!

Kuanyin said...

I just read an article about having tea at the newly renovated Plaza....it's on my list of things to do when I get back your way.

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