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August 5, 2014updated Oct 23, 2015

The Plaza Hotel

By Chris Boyle


Located at the prestigious corner of Fifth Avenue and Central Park South, The Plaza Hotel is the iconic heartbeat of New York City. The ultimate luxury lifestyle destination,
The Plaza is a timeless urban resort with a seamless fusion of traditional and modern luxury. Its 282 spacious guestrooms, including 102 distinctive suites, boast sumptuous furnishings, iPads to access guest services, and Butler Service for suites. The storied Palm Court is New York’s premier destination for Afternoon Tea, while other culinary selections include The Todd English Food Hall, The Plaza Food Hall, The Rose Club, and The Champagne Bar. Amenities include a Caudalie Vinothérapie® Spa, Warren Tricomi Salon, and fitness by LA PALESTRA. From the splendid décor to the impeccable white glove service, The Plaza is an extraordinary hotel that offers every indulgence.


Total number of rooms in suite: Eight
Number of entrances to suite: Two, including a main entrance with private elevator and a private exit

Number of bathrooms: Three generously sized en-suite baths are decorated with marble mosaic tile in a leaf-like pattern inspired by Central Park and are adorned with 24-karat gold-plated Sherle Wagner fixtures, plus one powder room. Suite style: The elaborate array of private and social rooms, rich decorative style, sumptuous textiles, and exquisite furnishings are all inspired by the ambiance of the royal court of Louis XV.

Key selling points: The one-of-a-kind Royal Plaza Suite is a magnificent, three-bedroom suite in a private area of the hotel overlooking Fifth Avenue and the Pulitzer Fountain. A series of unique oval and round vestibules connect the suite’s formal entertainment rooms, which include an exquisitely designed living room featuring a grand piano, a luxurious dining room that seats up to 12 people, and a library that has been stocked with titles hand-selected by Prosper Assouline, the founder of luxury book publisher Assouline. A state-of-the-art kitchen with Viking appliances facilitate sophisticated entertaining, and is ideal for guests who travel with a personal chef or wish to retain the services of a chef during their stay. The suite is accessed via a private elevator and can also be reconfigured as a one or two bedroom suite.



  • Square footage: 4,400
  • Nightly rate: $30,000


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Total number of rooms in suite: Three

Number of entrances to suite: One

Number of bathrooms: Two full with walk-in shower, separate bathtubs and dual sinks, and one powder room

Suite style: Elegant and refined

Key selling points: The Royal Terrace Suite is an exceptionally elegant two-bedroom duplex. Located on floors 20 and 21, it offers panoramic views and a spacious 400-square-foot terrace. The lower level offers an elegantly designed living room overlooking Central Park with an original restored marble fireplace, a full dining room, a butler’s pantry, and a powder room, all of which enable you to relax and socialize privately with friends and family. One of the Royal Terrace Suite’s two en-suite bedrooms
is located on the lower level and has views over the city. The upper level features the large master bedroom with commanding views over Central Park.


  • Square footage: 2,100
  • Nightly rate: From $10,000




Total number of rooms in suite: One

Number of entrances to suite: One

Number of bathrooms: One bathroom decorated in an Eloiseapproved palette of pink and white with a walk-in shower and separate bathtub

Suite style: The Eloise Suite, designed by celebrated fashion designer Betsey Johnson, is resplendently rendered in an Eloiseapproved palette of pink and black.

Key selling points: Channeling the ebullient spirit of The Plaza’s most famous “resident,” Eloise, the irreverent and irrepressible fictional heroine of Kay Thompson’s classic book who made her way into the hearts of generations of readers, this namesake suite will delight erstwhile young Eloises, while an adjoining bedroom can also be rented for their parents. Whimsically designed, the suite features wall panels candy striped with pink and white and outlined with gold leaf molding providing a striking contrast to the black and white carpet. The king-size bed is made up with custom-designed bedding sprigged with scenes drawn by “Eloise” illustrator, Hilary Knight. The padded pink headboard sparkles (as does a matching nearby ottoman), and is surmounted by the crowning touch: Eloise’s name scrawled in neon lights and affixed to the wall above. Two comfy chairs make the perfect perch for bedtime storytelling and original Hilary Knight prints adorn the walls.


  • Square footage: 625
  • Nightly rate: From $1,775




Total number of rooms in suite: One

Number of entrances to suite: One

Number of bathrooms: One

Suite style: The Tower Suite features a round bed within a unique circle-shaped bedroom overlooking 5th Avenue. The 23-foot exposed brick cathedral ceiling exemplifies medieval architecture, giving the bedroom the authentic feeling of spending the night in a real life siege tower. The living room features The Plaza’s very
own coat of arms, as well as medieval art that bring the time period to life.

Key selling points: The Plaza henceforth bequeaths thine noblest sons and daughters “Knights of The Plaza.” Young children who have demonstrated bravery and prowess on the battlefield are invited to be among the few to spend the night in the oneof- a-kind Tower Suite and are treated to a closet full of knight dress-up outfits and toys, a picnic lunch to take to Belvedere Castle in Central Park, and a welcome gift bag that includes a Knights at The Plaza pin, $100 Gift Card to FAO Schwarz, a medieval themed DVD, and The Plaza Boutique ‘Prince’ or ‘Princess’ robe. The Tower Suite sleeps one child and one adult, but for a vacation the whole family will find memorable, guests also have
the option to book an adjoining Edwardian 5th Avenue suite and Deluxe King Room, converting the Tower to a three-bedroom suite, also known as the Tower Wing.



  • Square footage: 600
  • Nightly rate: $1,375




Total number of rooms in suite: Two

Number of entrances to suite: One

Number of bathrooms: One full and one powder room Suite style: Designed by Academy Award® winner Catherine Martin, costume designer, production designer, and co-producer of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, the suite is a dramatic Art
Deco space that channels the dynamism of the Jazz Age.

Key selling points: To honor famous patron, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the hotel invites you to experience the dramatic luxury of The Fitzgerald Suite, designed by Catherine Martin. The suite is furnished to reflect the luxury and style of the era, which captivated Fitzgerald and drew him to The Plaza, inspiring its inclusion in his great works. Dome ceilings surrounded by antique mirrors feature 1920s Odeon Glass Fringe Chandeliers. The bedspread and towels are custom embroidered with the Jay Gatsby and Daisy-inspired monogram. Bookshelves are filled with the author’s complete works and books that inspired the filmmakers throughout production, as well as classic RH accessories that include vintage-inspired trophy urns modeled on a sporting prize from the 1920s, cast-iron Brooklyn Bridge bookends, and timeless 1920s French Glass Cloches.



  • Number of suites in hotel: 102
  • Square footage: 700
  • Nightly rate: From $1,575

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