NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The iconic Plaza Hotel on Fifth Avenue is welcoming guests for the first time in more than a year Thursday.

The hotel had been closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Plaza says it is taking safety precautions to keep guests and employees safe.

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Guests will have the option of a contactless check-in and there will be higher standards of housekeeping throughout the property, the hotel said.

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In-suite COVID testing is also available for guests.

CBSNewYork Team