Qatari royal HBJ bought the mortgage on the Plaza Hotel

With the Plaza Hotel’s majority stake up for grabs, one of the world’s richest men and a former prime minister of Qatar has quietly stepped into the mix. Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber al-Thani — also known among the global elite as HBJ — has acquired the mortgage on the iconic hotel, Bloomberg reported. How that came to pass is the latest chapter in the complex struggle to own one of the city’s most […]

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