St. Regis Hotel

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

699-703 Fifth Avenue

ARCHITECT: Trowbridge & Livingston

DATE: 1901-04

STYLE: Beaux-Arts, Hotel

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The St. Regis Hotel is one of the most elegant and sophisticated Beaux-Arts style buildings in New York. Among the oldest of the early “skyscraper” hotels, it rises nineteen stories above the intersection of Fifth Avenue and East 55th Street.

Begun in 1901, it was designed as the city’s most luxurious hotel by the firm of Trowbridge & Livingston. The st. Regis was commissioned by John Jacob Astor whose family had built the city’s first luxury hotel, the Astor House of 1836. The St. Regis is still one of the most important buildings on Fifth Avenue, contributing to the avenue’s fashionable character, reminding us all of its extraordinarily rich past.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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