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Web Exclusive: The Plaza Hotel

If you’re staying a few nights in New York, there’s no more illustrious address than the Plaza Hotel. This 20-story luxury hotel, built in 1907, has become one of the ritziest properties in Manhattan.

The hotel’s location between Central Park and Fifth Avenue puts it in one of New York’s most scenic areas, and its beautiful architecture has made it a mainstay in major motion pictures. More than 35 films have been shot on location at the Plaza in the last 50 years.

Here’s a list of some of the most famous. How many have you seen?
•    “North by Northwest” (1959)
•    “Barefoot in the Park” (1967)
•    “The Great Gatsby” (1974)
•    “The Cotton Club” (1984)
•    “Crocodile Dundee” (1986)
•    “Scent of a Woman” (1992)
•    “Sleepless in Seattle” (1993)
•    “For Richer or Poorer” (1997)
•    “Bride Wars” (2009)