Visit the home of Eloise at the Plaza!
Recognized as a Historic Hotel of America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Plaza Hotel is a long time New York City Landmark. Since opening in 1907, the 20 story French Renaissance château-style hotel has wowed both New Yorkers and tourists alike with it's ornate beauty.
The Plaza Hotel has been a frequent site for famous performers and guests, including The Beatles, Liza Minelli, Ethel Merman, Andy Williams, The Mills Brothers, Peggy Lee, and Miles Davis, to name a few. The hotel has also served as the meeting place for important political meetings, including the Plaza Accord agreement between finance ministers of developed counties in 1985.
The winning bidder will receive a tour of the Plaza Hotel for two (2) on Sunday, January 14 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.
Architectural historian Francis Morrone has been the Plaza's official tour guide since 2008. In this exclusive tour with Francis, we will look at the Plaza both outside and in. Inside, we will look at the Plaza's designated landmark interiors, which may include the Oak Room (currently closed to the public), the Ballroom, the Terrace Room, the Palm Court, and other rooms. Morrone will discuss the architecture (by Henry J. Hardenbergh and, just as importantly, Warren & Wetmore) and interior decoration (including spaces by Alavoine & Co.), as well as the lives of the Plaza's two most famous residents, Eloise and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Caveat emptor: Please note that as of this posting all the spaces your guide wants to show you will be available. If there is a last-minute booking of one of the rooms, it will not be included on the tour.
ALT will notify Municipal Arts Society of the winning bidder, and MAS will contact the winning bidder with details of where to meet the tour guide on January 14, 2018.