The Pierre, New York, a Taj Hotel

The Pierre, New York is one of the world's finest luxury hotels

The Pierre, New York, a Taj Hotel, opened in 1930 and soon became the city's social address. Located on Fifth Avenue and 61st Street, just steps from Central Park, shopping on Fifth and Madison Avenues, museums and cultural centers, the 41-story Beaux Arts building features 189 guestrooms including 49 suites, as well as privately owned apartments.

The hotel was acquired by Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces in June 2005. It was Taj's first US luxury hotel and the company's US flagship.

The hotel was reopened in 2009 following a $100 million renovation designed to retain its classic ambiance, while adding fresh elements of 21stcentury elegance and technology.