In the footsteps of Christmas... Journey to the legendary Plaza Hotel

Christmas is a time of miracles! Any wish can come true on Christmas Eve…

We don't want to wait too long!

Right now, together with the magical Santa, we will try to fulfill the desire of our readers.

We invite you on a journey through the fairy-tale kingdom called "Plaza".

A little history

The construction of the Plaza Hotel began in 1905. October 1, 1907 the first guests were able to see the finished project.

The 21-story French Renaissance building was designed by Henry Janeway Hardenberg.

Against the backdrop of the majestic skyscrapers of New York, the hotel looked quite worthy.

On the ground floor it is possible to find the Oak Room, the Oak Bar, the Edwardian Room, the Palm Court, and the Terrace Room. On the upper floors, in addition to hotel rooms, there is a ballroom.

In February 1964, the British group The Beatles stayed at the hotel during their first visit to New York.

Scenes were filmed here for such famous films as "Spider-Man", "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York", "Big Business", "Crocodile Dundee", "War of Brides", "Lucky Chance", "Eloise at the Plaza" ...

The debut of the hotel in a big movie took place in 1959. It was a movie: "North by Northwest."

In 2017, a special travel offer was developed in honor of the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Home Alone 2.

The guests of the hotel were offered to be in the place of the movie character Kevin McCallister and use all the services that the boy paid for with his dad's credit card.

The hotel staff prepared the room where Kevin stayed and his favorite food.

It was also possible to taste pizza and ride in a limousine with a personal driver. Perhaps this is the dream of all children of the 90s.

Until the end of the 20th century, the hotel underwent renovations. The Plaza was closed for the last reconstruction on April 30, 2005.

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has listed the building as a National Historic Landmark.

Our days

Today Plaza offers 282 unique rooms and 102 luxurious suites. The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Each room of the Plaza Hotel is a real work of art.

Over the years, the legendary inn has been a second home to members of the Vanderbilt, Gould, and Harriman families. Ernest Hemingway himself liked to stay here. The 31st US President Herbert Hoover lived on the third floor of the hotel.

The hotel staff keeps traditions very carefully.

Here, the classic palace style blends perfectly with modern art.

The cozy rooms of the Plaza Hotel make each guest feel at home.

The hotel employs the best chefs in New York. Guests here are offered to try the most fashionable and delicious dishes.
In the menu of local restaurants you can find both traditional soups and salads, as well as various delicacies with the addition of real gold.

Champagne "Cristal" can be attributed to popular drinks.

Manhattan residents often make dates and propose to their significant other on the hotel grounds. This is one of the most beautiful and romantic places in New York.

On the territory of the hotel you can see the performance of your favorite artist or become a member of a theme party.

In 1958 Columbia Records held a party here with performances by jazz stars Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Bill Evans and others…

On the eve of the New Year holidays, the hotel will host many interesting events. It is here that tourists and residents of Manhattan plan to celebrate the New Year 2023.

"Plaza" is a place where a fairy tale becomes a reality.
Only here real miracles happen.
At any time of the year, this hotel is ready to welcome new guests and give everyone a great experience and a comfortable stay.

The article was prepared by the editor-in-chief of the magazine "My New York" Alice.

We thank the staff of the Plaza Hotel and Jennifer Reich for their help in creating this project.