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The Plaza Hotel, New York City

When it comes to historic hotels in New York City, none is more famous than The Plaza Hotel by Fairmont, with breathtaking views over Fifth Avenue and Central Park.

The only hotel in New York City to be named a National Historic Landmark, The Plaza remains just as impressive as ever. Having recently visited for the third time I once again left in awe.

Architecturally speaking The Plaza Hotel is stunning; boasting 282 rooms including 102 suites with half the hotel converted into private apartments for the city’s elite. The largest overall guest room square footage of any hotel in New York not to mention the biggest bathrooms of any hotel in New York. It’s hard to find a suite that won’t appeal to you.

Guest have flocked to the hotel once renovated (completed in 2008 at a cost of $450 million) to visit their one of a kind suites like the Legacy, Royal, Tower and Eloise – a must for a child who is a fan of the 1955 book ‘Eloise’. Not to be outdone, the Fitzgerald Suite is a personal favourite as seen in the Great Gatsby.

Most guest rooms and suites are inspired by Louise XV style of French décor however these suites are all custom to the shape of the room.

“The residential style of our Legacy Suites makes them the perfect escape for a quick getaway or an extended stay,” explains George Cozonis, Managing Director of The Plaza.

Most rooms have a modern rugs with a bold floral design, while Louis XV chairs upholstered in bright fabric and a dazzling chandelier add some classic elegance, crown molding sets against contemporary works of art and lavish beautiful fabrics, Dramatic lighting and beautifully finished woodwork complete the look, and the entire experience.

Daniela Frougas

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