The same year the new Waldorf=Astoria opened as the largest hotel in the world (1931), the Essex House overlooking Central Park South was completed as the tallest tower of the city. Conceived in the golden twenties and born after the great crash, the large Central Park hotels (St. Moritz and Barbizon Plaza) survived as apartments for the super rich and as hotels for the not-so-glamorous. The Essex House was one of the first hotels in New York to offer
a ‘Sunday Brunch’ for walkers in Central Park
The opening party was again a sign of unlimited superlatives, 1000 guests in black tie and long dress celebrated the opening of the hotel.
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Jumeirah Essex House Country: USA City: New York Opening date: 1931
Note from the Host
General Manager Gary Schweikert
160 Central Park South NY 10019
USA, New York
Tel: +1 212 247 0300
Fax: +1 212 315 1839
Happiness is made to be shared, knew the great French dramatist Jean Baptiste Racine (†1699).
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