The Plaza has had more international intrigue than a Bond film, so why not a bit more!
The brother of Kazakhstan’s president, Bolat Nazarbayev filed charges against Maira and Daniyar Nazarbayeva, his ex-wife and her son, at the Manhattan Supreme Court to be returned his $20 million dollar plaza condo, plus money damages, the Post reported.
The Plaza is undergoing another tectonic shift in ownership.
The Observer guestimated that the Plaza Hotel Penthouse would be purchased in exchanged yuan or rubles, but it turns out to be a Briton with a big bag of pounds.
Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards spent Sunday night seeing Mary Poppins on Broadway, according to the Daily News. On Monday night, they were in different rooms at the Plaza, where he escorted a friend, flew into a rage upon discovering his phone and wallet missing, and then proceeded to lock his friend in Read More
Gherardo Guarducci and Dimitri Pauli, the two handsome Italian owners of Sant Ambroeus in the West Village, were sitting recently on a spacious leather banquette in the dining room of their latest venture, Casa Lever, under the watchful Technicolor gaze of 10 original Warhol portraits (Bob Colacello, Robert Mapplethorpe, Giorgio Armani) on the opposite wall. Read More
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw his support behind drug and alcohol treatment programs at a glitzy gala benefiting the nonprofit Phoenix House at the posh Plaza Hotel on Monday, March 30, featuring live performances by Wyclef Jean and Miri Ben-Ari.
But the boyish 28-year-old pigskin personage couldn’t keep his Read More
This morning’s Observer reports that Andrei Vavilov, the Russian oligarch who sued the Plaza’s developer to get out of his $53.5 million deal for a two-unit triplex penthouse, compromised by paying a bit more than $11 million for the smaller penthouse unit.
Mr. Vavilov has already put the 2,906-square-foot apartment back on the market, Read More
From this week’s Page Six magazine article titled "Pimping Out The Plaza Hotel":
"You go in there and you want to throw up," sniffs one high-end real estate broker who has sold residences at the Plaza. "The people sitting in the lobby look like vagrants, the service at the Palm Court is rotten, Read More
In a story in its January issue, Vanity Fair delves deep into the saga of El-Ad Properties, the Israeli company responsible for buying the Plaza Hotel and converting its well-loved, if aging, rooms into super fancy condos. The building’s high-profile buyers (who signed on for the apartments sight unseen), have been Read More
An anonymous restaurateur dishing to Vanity Fair on developer El-Ad’s efforts to drum up interest in the Plaza Hotel’s swank Oak Room and Oak Bar [via Eater]:
“They said, Well, if you don’t take it, Danny Meyer [owner of Manhattan’s Union Square Café and Gramercy Tavern] is going to take it. Read More