The New Yorker Hotel which opened in 1930 was the biggest hotel in New York at that time (with 2500 rooms). It was the most technologically advanced hotel in the world and had its own power plant (then the biggest privately-owned power plant in the US). The famed inventor Nikola Tesla occupied a room in this hotel where he subsequently died. The hotel had suffered a decline starting in the 1950’s, but it was fully renovated in the late 1990’s. The hotel is now a part of the Wyndham chain of hotels and is branded as the Wyndham New Yorker.