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NYC's Plaza Hotel to celebrate 100 years

Trump once owned it, the fictional Eloise has called it home since 1955 and the Beatles roomed there while in the city for "The Ed Sullivan Show."

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.