• 1930 October 1: The opulent 714-room Pierre Hotel, went up on a prime site at the corner of Fifth Avenue at 61st Street, commanding unrestricted views of Central Park. It cost $15 million to build and opened to great fanfare in October 1930. This new hotel was Georgian in design, an imposing structure of granite and cream-coloured brick, capped with a tall tower of gleaming copper, inspired by a French chateau. Pierre promised his hotel would be "characterized by simplicity and refinement". The restaurants and bathrooms will have the ultimate touch required by select gatherings.
Article by « Grand Hotels of the World & VB.com », written from « Cremerie de Paris ».