Hotel Pierre is a luxury hotel that contains 65 cooperative apartments. Standing 42 stories tall, rising over Central Park and allowing for unrestricted views, this legendary 5 star hotel is located within the Upper East Side Historic District. Charles Pierre Casalasco (Charles Pierre as his full professional name) in a joint venture with a group of Wall Street financiers hired the New York firm of Schultze and Weaver to design the skyscraper, which is today a recognizable landmark on the New York skyline. Its base is limestone-fronted Louis XVI from which rise blond bricks. Its topmost floors are a system of Corinthian pilasters and arched windows with octagonal ends. The roof is slanted and in copper. J. Paul Getty bought it and subsequently sold many cooperative apartments in the building. In 1959, seventy-five apartments were sold to a cooperative of private residents, while Getty retained control of the hotel's services and guest rooms. The Pierre went through a $100 million dollar renovation in 2008 and the most fashionable London brasserie, The Caprice, opened in the lobby. Residents enjoy the finest Pierre Hotel personal services including: 24 hour concierge, maid service (including twice daily maid service and monthly deep cleaning service), valet service, multi-lingual personnel and Fitness Center as well as the worldly acclaimed fashionable Le Caprice Restaurant and the charm of a luxurious European residence.