The Plaza Hotel Restoration   < previous project | next project >
New York, NY

The Plaza Hotel is a landmarked building that required careful restoration of the structure and public spaces designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh in 1906. LHPA, working first with Donald Trump and later with Fairmont Hotels, prepared a master plan that included the restoration of selected public spaces and the design of multi-level hotel suites within the great mansard roof and a new health club and spa.

The project required extensive research and archival work with original photographs, drawings, documentation, and technical materials. Detailed historic research and investigation of public spaces of the original Palm Court, dome and historic Rose Room led to the preparation of detailed design and construction documents. Kitchen and services areas throughout the hotel were studied and reorganized; administrative and service spaces were rearranged for efficiency of operations.