Don Draper's New York
by Harrison Peck, 03/21/2012 [Updated 04/03/2015]
Courtesy, The Pierre Hotel
The Pierre New York
2 E. 61st St., 212-838-8000
After 80 years in business, the fabled Pierre New York, whose French design–inspired tower presides dramatically over Central Park, remains the epitome of New York luxury and sophistication. And now, after a stunning $100 million renovation, completed in 2009, The Pierre boasts modernized guest rooms, the stylish Two E Bar/Lounge (which serves the hotel's traditional afternoon tea) and the first stateside location of London's renowned restaurant Le Caprice. Initially the site of Don's meeting with department store head Rachel Menken to discuss an Israeli tourism campaign, The Pierre became a central locale on Mad Men in the season three finale when room 435 was transformed into the makeshift offices of new agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.