The Plaza in New York City has been considered one of the finest hotels in the world since it opened in 1907. In the intervening 111 years, it has been the choice of dignitaries, movie stars and royalty for lodging when visiting America’s most populous city. The quality of service and amenities, along with its extraordinary architectural beauty and stellar location, continue to attract guests who want a pampered and uncommon stay.
Where many of America's most famous people have stayed
The Plaza has been featured in numerous movies, including Funny Girl, Sleepless in Seattle, The Way We Were, The Great Gatsby and most recently, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
Highly-publicized events have been held there, such as the wedding of then-President Richard Nixon’s daughter Julie to former President Eisenhower’s grandson David. Surely it was as close as the United States gets to a royal wedding.
Tall ceilings and heavy crown moldings are features of each guest room.
Exceptional amenities in each room
Rooms are cleaned twice daily by members of the housekeeping staff. A copy of the latest New York Times newspaper will hang in a bag outside the door every morning, and there are comfortable chairs for relaxing while watching the flat-screen television.
Closets are wood-paneled with plenty of drawers and storage. An in-room safe is provided for storage of valuables, and a fully-stocked snack shelf and refrigerator are provided with the prices listed.
Bed linens are of the highest quality and a pair of plush slippers await each guest.
Stunning bathrooms with gold-plated fixtures
The bath towels, which are made of 100% Aegean Turkish cotton, are exceptionally long and plush. Then, guests can wrap themselves in thick, monogrammed bathrobes.
The floors and walls are made of gilded mosaic tiles with a swirling, floral pattern.
A surprising feature
In-room dining 24 hours a day
What could be better than an ice cream sundae right before bedtime, without ever leaving the comfort of your amazing room?
The Palm Court is the hotel’s most lavish and well-known dining room. It serves breakfast and late-night drinks but is probably best-known for serving a formal Afternoon Tea to guests with coveted reservations each afternoon.
The stunning, stained-glass dome in the center is breathtaking, along with the towering palm trees and numerous potted plants.
A short walk away is Rockefeller Center and Times Square.
Unsurpassed luxury worthy of a splurge
The Plaza is definitely at the top end of anyone’s travel budget and would be considered by all but the world’s most wealthy to be a tremendous splurge. Yet, when you consider all of its amenities and unique advantages, it is worth considering for a luxury trip to the Big Apple.
If you have a special occasion coming up, or if a stay at The Plaza has been on your Bucket List for a long time, maybe it’s time to make your reservations and enjoy the stay of your life. Don’t be surprised if you spot a member of the rich and famous set while you’re there, but don’t worry. The staff will treat you as if you were a member yourself.