Located in Midtown Manhattan, The Plaza is arguably the most famous hotel in the world.
Recognised as a Historic Hotel of America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Plaza has been the hotel of choice for members of royal families, political leaders, diplomatic delegates and important business leaders.
Long the site for famous performers and guests, it has also been the meeting place for important political meetings.
The internationally known singers Josephine Baker, Eartha Kitt, Liza Minnelli, Marlene Dietrich, Lena Horne, Kay Thompson, Sandler and Young, Ethel Merman, Shirley Bassey, Andy Williams, The Mills Brothers, Patti Page and Peggy Lee played the Persian Room. Miles Davis recorded a live album in the Persian Room in 1958.
In September 1985, ministers of developed countries met at The Plaza hotel to consult on finance issues and affirmed their agreement by signing the Plaza Accord. It served as an agreement among the finance ministers of the United States, Japan, West Germany, France, and Britain to bring down the price of the U.S. dollar against their currencies.
It has been featured in many films including Eloise, Arthur, The Cotton Club, Crocodile Dundee, Scent of a Woman, Home Alone 2, Sleepless in Seattle, The Great Gatsby and American Hustle; and on television in Friends, Seinfeld and The Sopranos, among many others.
The Americas Edition of the World Branding Awards took place in the Terrace Room at The Plaza in July 2018, and returns for its second edition later this year.
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