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The Pierre To Be Reborn, Courtesy of Taj

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November 5, 2007 at 10:15 AM | by | ()

The beautiful Pierre on Fifth Avenue, NYC, is about to get even more beautiful. The NY Times reported that it's about to close for a major renovation, but details on exactly when and for how long are still sketchy.

A hotel spokeswoman wouldn't give any details at all, other than to say a press release would probably come out in the next couple of weeks. If you try the Pierre website now, you can book up until December 30, but from then on all rooms are marked as sold out.

The rumored renovation is supposed to be costing the relatively new owner, Taj, $122 million, and will update the lobby and all 200 guest rooms. In fact in the last couple of years they have already renovated some of the function areas but it seems like more is to come.

There are some permanent residents in the Pierre and apparently they won't be kicked out during the renos, but will only be receiving limited services. Watch this space for more news on the Pierre's big remake.

[Photo: Jeffrey Keefer]

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