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The Pierre, New York

1 April 2015

Words: Lisa Wall Image: The Pierre

Opened in 1930, The Pierre has built a reputation as one of New York’s grand properties, with notable guests including Elizabeth Taylor and Yves Saint-Laurent. Overlooking Central Park and featuring a stately exterior and ornate public spaces, The Pierre offers a taste of old New York with subtle touches honouring the Indian heritage of Taj Hotels Resorts And Palaces, the group that acquired the hotel a decade ago. 

Despite the recent US$100 million renovation, The Pierre still attends to guests with old-fashioned formality, offering white-gloved elevator attendants, twice-daily housekeeping, a turndown service and overnight shoeshine. The elegant guestrooms are furnished with plump soft furnishings, plush carpets and rich silk and brocade fabrics, as well as Turkish marble bathrooms in neutral tones. When you do decide to drag yourself back outside, those revolving doors will plant you on Fifth Avenue.