'The Historic Hotels of New York's Upper East Side' Webinar
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While New York City's hotels of the modern era are geared for domestic and international visitors, that wasn't always the case. Hotels built in the 19th and 20th centuries were originally erected as permanent residences for the richest New Yorkers, who were looking to downsize from their palatial mansions on Fifth Avenue into 'apartment hotels' filled with top-of-the-line accommodations. It's time to explore the luxurious and sumptuous hotels east of Central Park that welcomed the highest echelon of visitors, along with a fair share of drama and debauchery.
Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the grand hotels of New York's Upper East Side that redefined luxury in the city, pivoting Gotham from Gilded Age mansions of the 19th century to glittering skyscrapers of the 20th century.
Led by writer, historian, and New York City tour guide Lucie Levine, our virtual experience surrounding the historic hotels of the Upper East Side will include:
-An architectural and historical look at each featured hotel , including The Plaza, Savoy Plaza (demolished), The Pierre, The Sherry Netherland, and Carlyle
- Incredible stories from inside the glittering hotels , from a princess who kept a lion cub in her bath tub to which one was the target of the largest jewel heist in American history
-A discussion around some of the hotels' most famous guests and staff , including an author who threw “the party of the century,” a hotelier turned spy who became the nation’s oldest combat paratrooper, to an artist who traded his murals for an 18-month hotel stay
-How these hotels transitioned from mostly permanent residences for wealthy New Yorkers to destinations for the international elite
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Lucie — any and all questions about the historic hotels of the Upper East Side are welcomed and encouraged!
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See you there, virtually!
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"Lucie’s enthusiasm was an important part of the event." -Janet
"Lots of very interesting information, well presented by the speaker. Excellent illustrations." -Lynn
"Love the photos, the presenter"s obvious knowledge, and the willingness to take many questions." -Michael
"Her knowledge and clarity, the pictures and back stories, tying the architecture and hotels with the arts, wars, politics. Recognition of preservation efforts." -Ellen
"Great detail and historical perspective- Lucy was a great presenter." -Robert
"Presenter did an amazing job! Thanks." -Matthew
"The best thing was the way the presenter combined architectural and social history and how these interrelated." -Stephen
"The subject was so much fun! I liked the mix of older photos with more current photos. The content was so interesting and the presenter was very enthusiastic!" -Karen
"The little known facts and anecdotes about the various places in the city." -Anthony
"A great deal of information was conveyed economically and enjoyably." -Peter
"I loved the feeling of being the only one!! You can sit comfortably and hear everything easily." -Bonnie
"Lots of interesting info and stories." -Martha
"The historical basis for the hotels on the Upper East Side. Though I work for the St. Regis (which doesn't 'fit' in the UES), it was nice that they mentioned it in a few of the tie-ins with the other hotels during the era she covered." -Harald
"The information was interesting and I enjoyed the stories." -Kim
"Well prepared content and Lucie obviously knew her subject. She was an awesome presenter. Will sign up for any webinar she gives." -Dana
"Learning something new about the history of NYC. Great presentation by Lucie, who shared her knowledge in an upbeat, intelligent style." -Anne
"I liked the fascinating look into the ‘apartment hotel’ concept of the early 20th century." -Joanna
"Social & detail-oriented history- so many lenses in Lucie’s presentation. Always a great program from Lucie." -Sharon
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