The Plaza Hotel in New York isn’t just a 19th-century landmark hotel, it’s a cultural icon. The hotel is mentioned in iconic works of literature, such as The Great Gatsby and the famed children’s book, Eloise, and has appeared in dozens of films. A step inside the lobby feels like stepping into a museum: Beaux-Arts design is alive and well, and much of the old-world elegance that made the hotel so famous remains. The Palm Court is an iconic power-lunch destination, and tea here is a can’t-miss experience. Enjoy the royal treatment in the three-bedroom Royal Suite: It has a private elevator so you can keep a low profile and an exceptionally large living room with a grand piano, library and a 12-seat dining table. Design is inspired by King Louis XV, most apparent through sumptuous fabrics, 24K-gold detailing, high ceilings, ornate crown moldings and spacious windows.
From $40,000 per night. Contact George Cozonis, managing director, email@example.com, +1 212 759 3000, theplazany.com