The Plaza New York

The Plaza New York, one of New York’s most iconic luxury hotels, is set on the city’s most prestigious address: 768 5th Ave across from Central Park. This hotel got immortalized by Hollywood via Home Alone 2 where Kevin McAllister resided here throughout the film.

 

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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992 film)

Kevin, “Excuse me, where’s the lobby?” 

Trump, “Down the hall & to the left.”

Yes, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. That is Donald Trump in the 1990s directing the character Kevin to The Plaza’s lobby. { For those curious, here’s a brief 0:23 clip of the scene: https://youtu.be/YXE3Ku-mGrk }

 

Fast forward 15+ years later, Miki & Paul met in the city of New York.

 

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Miki & Paul in New York

 

One Valentine’s Day, they went “down the hall & to the left” to check-in to this historic hotel.

 

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Welcome amenities

 

Upon entering, the hotel provides welcome amenities for every guests including complimentary Fiji water, chocolate strawberries, and champagne. While the room is uninspiring, the room provides luxurious amenities with a comfortable king-size bed.

 

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The Plaza Room

 

The bathroom on the other hand is another story. With the size equivalent of some New York apartments, this bathroom is beautifully appointed: Caudalíe Spa products, thick Turkish cotton towels, white marble vanities, and heated floors. YES, heated floors.

 

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Bathroom w/ heated floors

 

If you’re visiting the city, this is an unbeatable New York location. You can literally wake up, stroll around Central Park, and shop around 5th Avenue before everyone in the city even has the time to sip their morning coffee.

 

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Central Park: morning snow
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Valentine’s Day

 

A must-have is a casual Sunday brunch at Sarabeth’s Central Park. This restaurant always has a long wait, so staying at The Plaza gives you a huge proximity advantage.

 

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Sarabeth Brunch

 

Just like The Savoy London, this hotel’s forte is its location, history, amenities, and prestige. Nevertheless, rooms/suites here can range from $600-$1000+ a night! That’s a significant price to pay especially if you’re staying in New York for a weekend.

Don’t get me wrong, I love New York. I just don’t recommend this hotel to visitors without knowing the history of this address. With that price point, you can visit plenty of amazing hotels with much better rooms sacrificing just a little on location.

See you next time Manhattan. Always a pleasure.

 

 

Meter - The Plaza

 

 

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