Leona Helmsley was an American businesswoman and real estate entrepreneur. She was a flamboyant personality and had a reputation for tyrannical behavior that earned her the nickname Queen of Mean. She was promoted by the Beber Silverstein Group and its co-founder Joyce Beber who persuaded her to call herself Queen of the Palace Hotel.
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Completed in 1981, Helmsley never moved into the penthouse and soon sold it off to Saudi Shiek Saoud Al-Shaalan.