The Plaza is a century old 282-room hotel that’s considered a landmark. The Plaza was overhauled in 2008 that cost $400 million and gave gold-plated bathroom fixtures to the big rooms and turned most of the rooms that’s overlooking Central Park into privately owned residences. Despite the changes, The Plaza’s spa, 24-hour butler service, and historical moments, makes it a worthwhile indulge.
When you say luxurious hotel in New York City, The Plaza would be the first to come mind. The hotel boasts some of the largest luxury rooms in the city that uses the extravagant Louis XIV style and Italian beddings. The rooms also come with a 37-inch HD plasma TV and a bathroom where the fixtures are covered in 24-karat gold.
To make the guest’s stay even more comfortable, The Plaza also offers a room service and an on-call butler that are both available for 24 hours. Aside from the luxurious rooms and 24-hour service, The Plaza also has celebrity-stylist hair salon, a wine-themed French spa and a mall.
The 6,100 square-foot Warren-Tricomi Salon is the one who provides the hairstyling needs of The Plaza’s guests. The salon is the flagship of colorist Joel Warren and celebrity hairstylist Edward Tricomi. Warren has already worked with the likes of Jessica Alba and Kate Beckinsale.
The Plaza’s spa is called the Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa, an 8,000 square-foot spa that focuses on all-natural grape-based treatments, which explains the wine theme. The hotel’s mall includes shops like clothing, specialty foods, health and beauty, and high-end jewelry.
For guests who want to shop at other places, need not look further as The Plaza’s location means it is just a few steps away from Fifth Avenue shopping. Guests can visit stores like Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Versace, Bergdorf Goodman, and more. For those who want to do other activities, they can take a trip to Central Park.
The Plaza is also accessible as it’s only 3 blocks away from seven subway lines. The hotel is also near three airports, taking only 30 minutes to 90 minutes to get to the JFK International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport.
One of the biggest problems with The Plaza, though, is that there are only a few rooms available that are looking out onto the Central Park or in Fifth Avenue for hotel guests. Most of the rooms with the great view have already been claimed by The Plaza’s 181-unit private condo. This is not something new as The Plaza’s original function was a residence for the extremely wealthy. There’s a private entrance and lobby that separates the private condo with the hotel.
The Plaza also has limited seating in the lobby, which makes for waiting to check-in or to check-out inconvenient for the guests. But these are just minor inconveniences and can be overlooked, considering the array of good features and amenities that The Plaza provides.
The Plaza is a luxury hotel that stays true to its image, providing its guests with the best possible experience that their money can buy.