A Storybook History Chapters of The Pierre

As relevant and revered as it was on opening day, The Pierre is the standard-bearer of luxury in New York City.

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Timeless elegance and unrivaled hospitality for more than 89 years.

Old sepia photograph of hotel
1930

The Pierre Hotel opens its doors.

Old photograph of group of people in white
1932

Renowned French chef Auguste Escoffier leads the hotel's opening culinary team.

Old image of woman sitting next to fireplace
1932

Coco Chanel makes The Pierre her home during her first visit to New York. 

Old image of man writing
1938

Getty Oil founder John Paul Getty buys The Pierre.

Old image of man handing woman award
1954

Actress Audrey Hepburn, a frequent guest, celebrates her Academy Award for Roman Holiday at the hotel.

celebrity couple dressed in formal wear
1959

Elizabeth Taylor marries Eddie Fisher and buys an apartment at The Pierre.

pierreny ourhistory cotillionroom
1960s

Renowned as a supper club venue, the storied Cotillion Room offers Big Band dancing and revues of classic Broadway musicals.

Old image of murals being painted
1967

Artist Edward Melcarth hand-paints The Rotunda’s iconic trompe l'oeil  murals.

gentleman wearing a suit relaxing in armchair
1970s

The Pierre becomes the epicenter of NYC’s fashion world, with Valentino hosting couture shows and Karl Lagerfield remarking “I discovered New York from The Pierre.”

White horse pulling carriage in front of hotel
1981

The Pierre is designated a historic landmark by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Andy Warhol in hotel restaurant
1981

Icons from the worlds of fashion, art and entertainment regularly gather at The Pierre.

joan collins at the pierre
1985

Joan Collins attends the launch of her new collection of designer hats.

Couple dancing in ballroom
1995

The Pierre’s Cotillion Room is the backdrop for Al Pacino’s memorable tango scene in Scent of a Woman.

Staff member wearing long coat
2005

TAJ Hotels, Resorts and Palaces acquires The Pierre, making it the company’s North American flagship.

The pierre hotel building
2009

The Pierre completes a $100 million renovation.

Plate with lamb chops next to wine glasses
2017

Perrine opens and delights guests with worldly cuisine.

woman with red dress and large necklace
2018

Anne Hathaway's character dresses for the MET Gala at The Pierre in Ocean's 8.