Savoy-Plaza Hotel

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Savoy-Plaza Hotel
Central Park, Plaza at the pond, New York City, NY 5a18137u original.jpg
Savoy-Plaza Hotel, the large building at center, to the right of the taller, narrow spire of the Sherry-Netherland Hotel.
General information
Location New York City, New York
Address 767 5th Avenue
Opening October 1, 1927
Height 128 meters
Technical details
Floor count 33
Design and construction
Architect McKim, Mead & White
Other information
Number of rooms 1000

The Savoy-Plaza Hotel was a towering, iconic hotel overlooking Central Park at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street in New York City, New York. It opened in 1927 and was demolished in 1965.

History[edit]

Harry S. Black,[1] the owner of the nearby Plaza Hotel, bought the Savoy Hotel, built in 1890, and demolished it along with the adjacent buildings on the block to build a newer companion to the older establishment.[1] The 33-story, 128 meter[2] skyscraper hotel was designed by McKim, Mead & White and opened on October 1, 1927.

It was eventually sold to Hilton Hotels, which opened a Trader Vic's in the hotel on April 14, 1958. They later renamed the hotel the Savoy Hilton. The hotel was briefly part of Western International Hotels, regaining its original name, before it closed and was demolished in 1965. It was replaced with Edward Durell Stone's General Motors Building.

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