New York, Central Park, Fifth Avenue. With its legendary postcode The Plaza Hotel, embedded in the city’s backdrop, is as iconic as New York itself.
It was once said “nothing unimportant ever happens at The Plaza Hotel”, and rightly so, the iconic hotel recently unveiled its restored façade reviving its landmark history, imitable design and re-establishing itself as one of the worlds most famous hotels.
Stepping through the doors it’s easy to see why the hotel is synonymous with elegance and prestige. The French-Renaissance-style chateau’s rooms glisten not only with Beaux Arts décor, but the conversations of Kings and presidents, screen, stage and sports stars, and business executives and media moguls of past and present.
The 100-year-old beauty stands a heartbeat away from the Broadway Theatre district, the unrivalled shopping of Fifth Avenue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, making it the quintessential culture hub for inspired business meetings and events alike.
If its location alone isn’t enough to have you making an appointment to discuss your impending world domination, The Plaza Hotel presents a world where nostalgia conjures everything from the champagne soaked parties of The Great Gatsby era to Barbara Streisand and Robert Redford in the final scene of The Way We Were. You can practically hear Carrie Bradshaw’s Manolos making their way to Bergdorf Goodman around the corner.
RESCU dining favourites include the Palm Court, a long-standing tradition of the hotel that has set the scene for many a film and novel, as well as the Rose Club, overlooking the new Fifth Avenue lobby and located where the famous Persian Room nightclub once entertained guests night after night.
After a long day of one can hang up their heels at The Plaza Hotel’s beauty and wellness offering that comes in the form of day-spa heaven; the Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa. As relaxing as the name suggests and complete with sommelier, indulge in a red vine bath or honey and wine wrap.
As the cornerstone of luxury accommodation and white-glove service, even the fussiest princess-and-the-pea-types will find solace in the Plaza suites where comfort is paramount – no eye mask needed. What else would you expect from the only hotel in the world to offer 24-karat gold plated sinks and fixtures in every room?
If the little miss is in tow, they will not be forgotten with the adorable (RESCU-pink) shop dedicated to entertainer Kay Thompson’s 1955 character, Eloise, the precocious young girl who lives at The Plaza Hotel.
The iconic setting made a perfect backdrop for RESCU’s photo-shoot featuring a selection of Australia’s most successful female exports making it big in the city that never sleeps… well, except at The Plaza Hotel.
Image credit: The Plaza Hotel New York images via theplazany.com