You’re probably aware (and if you weren’t, you are now) of the fact that New York’s Plaza Hotel plays host to the Eloise Suite; designed by Betsey Johnson, it pays homage to the fictional little girl written by Kay Thompson who made her home at the hotel. But just in case a children’s book series isn’t literary enough for you, there’s a new themed suite in town—and it’s just a few doors down from Eloise’s stomping grounds. Ladies and gentlemen, the Fitzgerald Suite has arrived!
The titular character of The Great Gatsby, you’ll recall, frequented the Plaza; so did its author and the suite’s namesake, F. Scott Fitzgerald. It’s only fitting, then, that the Fitzgerald Suite would launch in conjunction with Baz Luhrmann’s new film adaptation of the book. Designed by Gatsby’s costume designer, Catherine Martin, the 700-foot suite features a library nook and a built-in bar—which makes perfect sense, considering that books and drinking were two of Fitzgerald’s favorite things. In addition to gorgeous deco-inspired furniture, fabrics, wallpaper, and rugs, the suite will also boast artifacts from the film to add authenticity and texture. “For example,” said Martin in a Q&A about the suite, “we will feature Tom Buchanan’s sporting trophies in some of the vitrines that are being built into the walls.” You’ll even be able to extend your Gatbsy experience to food—the suite’s room-service menu will be customized with 1920s gustatory favorites.
Martin hopes that guests in the Fitzgerald Suite will be able to discover the “energy and excitement” of New York circa the 1920s as described by Nick Carraway in the novel: “I began to like New York, the racy, adventurous feel of it at night, and the satisfaction that the constant flicker of men and women and machines gives to the restless eye.”
Of course, all this opulence doesn’t come cheap; it’ll cost you $2,795 a night (plus tax) to stay in it. But believe you me, if we had the cash to burn, we’d totally spend a night or two there! For reservations, call 212.546.5219 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.