The Plaza: The Secret Life of America's Most Famous Hotel is an interesting new book from author and award-winning New York Times journalist Julie Satow that takes a deep dive into the history of the Plaza Hotel on 59th Street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
From the moment in 1907 when New York millionaire Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt strode through the Plaza Hotel's revolving doors to become its first guest, to the afternoon in 2007 when a mysterious Russian oligarch paid a record price for the hotel's largest penthouse, the eighteen-story white marble edifice at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street has radiated wealth and luxury.
A hardcover copy of The Plaza: The Secret Life of America's Most Famous Hotel is available for just $17 on Amazon.
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