A rare corner apartment atop New York’s famed Plaza Hotel is now on the market for $15.9 million.
The two-story, 4,000 square foot apartment has four bedrooms and bathrooms and is located in the private residences of the Plaza Hotel on the southeast corner of Central Park.
The historic Plaza Hotel, designed in the style of a French Renaissance chateau and built in the early 20th century, has been featured countless times in pop culture – in movies, TV shows and books, like Eloise at the Plaza.
In fact, the apartment’s living room is inspired by the eponymous protagonist of Kay Thompson’s book series, which was later made into a movie by Disney. In the books and the film, Eloise is said to live on the ‘top floor’ of the building.
Upper floors are private homes and connected to the hotel providing access to its many amenities, including twice-daily housekeeping, 24-hour room service, butler service, and concierge.
A rare corner apartment atop New York’s Plaza Hotel is now on the market for $15.9 million. Pictured is the spacious living room of Residence 1901
The dining room has two doors that open onto the interior courtyard of the hotel
The Plaza at the southeast corner of Central Park was once owned by Donald Trump after he bought it in 1988 for $407.5 million.
Looking northwest from the apartment, you have views of the Hewlett Nature Sanctuary of Central Park and the apartment buildings on upscale Central Park West.
The living room is one of the largest in the Plaza and has 12-foot-high ceilings, a gas fireplace, multiple seating areas and a bar area, according to Brown Harris Stevensthe agent listing the apartment.
Its large dining room has two French windows overlooking the hotel’s landscaped courtyard gardens in the center of the building and the fountains below. The large table can easily seat 12 or more for a seated dinner.
But it’s the master bedroom that may stand out the most to potential buyers, which the agent describes as “a quiet oasis with substantial closets and an enormous spa-like soaking tub.”
A short staircase with an ornate balustrade leads to two architecturally disparate bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom and painted in unique red and pink stripes.
The kitchen has marble countertops and stainless steel appliances.
The living room is one of the largest in The Plaza and has 12 foot high ceilings, a gas fireplace, multiple seating areas and a bar area
Adjoining the living room is a library which would also serve as a guest bedroom
Pictured is one of the four bedrooms in the apartment on the upper level of the apartment
The kitchen has marble countertops, stainless steel appliances and white cabinetry
A short staircase with an ornate balustrade – featuring The Plaza’s signature PP – leads to two bedrooms
Each of the two bedrooms on the raised level has its own en-suite bathroom and is covered in unique red and pink striped wallpaper
The Plaza was once owned by Donald Trump after he bought it in 1988 for $407.5 million. “It’s not just a building, it’s the ultimate work of art. I was in love with it,’ he said at the time.
This is one of the main settings in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – Trump makes an appearance in the lobby of the Plaza.
More recently, in 2018, it was sold to the State of Qatar for around $600 million through its government fund Katara Hospitality.
The hotel’s main entrance is on Fifth Avenue on the west side of the building, and the residential entrance is at One Central Park South, also known as 59th Street, on its north side.
Additionally, the apartment owner will have direct access to the hotel’s Palm Court, Champagne Bar, Rose Club, Warren Tricomi Lounge, Terrace Room, Grand Ballroom, Guerlain Spa , fitness center, shops, and private gardens and fountains, according to the agent.
“It’s a living room that feels like a ballroom,” said Brian Manning of Brown Harris Stevens. World Mansion.
“It’s huge,” Manning said. “Going down that stairway into the room is quite grand.”
“What’s so special about The Plaza is its location,” Manning’s colleague Christopher Franklin said. “You are on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Central Park is your backyard.”
One of the four bedrooms also overlooks the hotel’s inner courtyard
The apartment’s living room is inspired by the eponymous protagonist of the book series Eloise at the Plaza
The master bedroom bathroom has its own view of the park and has what the realtor described as a “spa-like tub”
The Plaza’s residential entrance is at One Central Park South on the north side of the building