Luxe Life: The Plaza Hotel
by James Gaddy
Courtesy, The Plaza
Hotel Lobby and The Champagne Bar
The most noticeable part of the renovation involves a completely new lobby, which has been moved from the north side of the hotel to the easternmost part of the building. (The original lobby is now used for private residences.) Its cream-colored walls, golden curtains and gleaming chandeliers serve as a luxurious complement to the check-in desk and concierge area. A small champagne bar pays homage to the Champagne Porch that sat in the same spot when the hotel opened in 1907.