Sometime prior to the spring of 2016, the hotel's name was changed from Starling City Plaza Hotel to reflect the change in Star City's name.
In April of 2016, the Star City Women's Advocacy Association held a gala and silent auction inside the hotel. The event was located in the Liberty Ballroom and was attended by mayor Ruvé Adams. The evening was interrupted by the appearance of Evelyn Sharp under the guise of the Black Canary, who aimed to kill Ruvé in cold blood; she had been seeking vengeance against H.I.V.E. for the death of her parents and had uncovered the truth about Ruvé's association with the organization. Before Evelyn could confront Ruvé, however, she was interrupted by the Green Arrow, who told her that killing the mayor would not bring justice to her parents and that it was not what the real Black Canary would have wanted. Though Evelyn held the mayor at gunpoint, she found herself unable to pull the trigger, and escaped the hotel while Ruvé's security forces descended upon the Green Arrow. The latter evaded capture by quickly absconding through a glass dome in the ceiling overhead.
- Oliver Queen (owner)
- "Test Drive" (mentioned)