One of the few places where ‘legendary’ isn’t an exaggeration. The Plaza is architecturally significant, hosts major conferences, galas and meetings, and is rich in stories and history. The exterior is a Beaux Arts icon, while classic interiors include the German Renaissance Revival in the Oak Room, the Neo-Classical Lobby and Grand Ballroom, and the Neo-Renaissance of the Terrace Room. Famous residents and visitors have included everyone from Enrico Caruso and F. Scott Fitzgerald to the Beatles, Elizabeth Taylor, Truman Capote and, of course, the famous Eloise of book fame.
It’s no surprise that the service at the Plaza is elite–white-gloved butlers on every floor, immaculate rooms and suites decorated with warm golds and bronzes, thick-tasseled chairs and sofas, and ornate headboards. The hotel offers a shopping and food hall concourse with high-end products.
The Plaza’s public spaces are renowned in their own right. The Palm Court has been the place for afternoon tea for decades, while the Oak Room is the clubby bar that serves up classic cocktails, the ever-elegant Champagne Bar for breakfast or light lunch, and the lush Rose Club for music and drinks.