A private entrance off Fifth Avenue, exquisite murals, and Central Park views all help to make The Pierre a memorable New York landmark. The 220-room hotel, opened in 1930, is now part of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

With a total of 18,000 square feet of space and six distinctive public rooms, The Pierre can host small conferences, as well as banquets for 800 people. The 8,526-square-foot Grand Ballroom was restored to its original vision of a Beaux Arts salon in 1999. It accommodates up to 1,500 guests for a cocktail reception, or 800 banquet-style.

The 4,050-square-foot Cotillion Room features sweeping staircases and floor-to-ceiling views of Central Park and Fifth Avenue. It can host 350 people for a reception. Smaller groups of up to 200 can meet in the 2,385-square-foot Wedgwood Room. The 2,416-square-foot Garden Foyer can host up to 100; the 960-square-foot, wood-paneled Regency Suite accommodates 150; and the 560-square-foot Salon can accommodate 50 people.

Among dining options at the hotel is the Cafe Pierre, serving Asian-influenced French cuisine. Also on site: a business center with advanced audiovisual equipment, image scanning, and computer work-stations with Internet access. There are also a fitness center and a salon on site. The Pierre features a complimentary courtesy car to the theater district.

For more info: www.fourseasons.com/Pierre