This property opened early last decade and it is still going strong.
It once had the best hotel restaurant in the city run by Gabriel Kruthier, but he left around 2005 for Modern. Since then it's changed hands a number of times.
Nearly everything else at the Ritz has stayed the same and Im glad it has. The lobby still has amazing artwork, the bar is still manned by Norman, the Club Level still delivers great service, and the rooms are still plush. I truly hope they do not think about giving anything about this property a large make-over. Just keep putting polish on the gem.
Sure, I miss some things like Fekkai amenities and caviar in the Club (actually the latter is a big issue)...but on my varied stays at NYC 5-stars, the Ritz is still my favorite. Highly recommended; even in the entry level rooms...which have no view, but communicate a quietness that is rare in NYC.