A hundred years after it first entered into the city's lore, and nearly three years after it was closed for renovations, the owners of the Plaza Hotel are planning a celebration at the building, which overlooks Central Park.
Monday's plans include fireworks, a live performance of a reworked "My Way" by composer Paul Anka, and a 12-foot (3.7-meter) edible cake replica of the Plaza Hotel. Actor Matthew Broderick has been invited to host the festivities.
The Plaza closed in April 2005 to undergo a $350 million (EUR246.8 million) renovation and restoration after Isaac Tshuva's company, Elad Properties, purchased it for $675 million (EUR476\ million).
The company is close to completing a top-to-bottom renovation that will transform part of the building into fabulously expensive luxury condominiums.
The Plaza, a National Historic Landmark which overlooks Central Park, was designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh to replicate the grandeur of a French Renaissance-style Chateau.