By guest blogger Hotel Slippers…
The Plaza Hotel, a designated National Historic Landmark, opened in 1907 and was designed by architect Henry Janeway Hardenbergh. With an abundance of social history, this Grand Dame of hotels has intrigued as well as entertained and hosted famous guests from F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, the Duke and Dutchess of Windsor and Frank Lloyd Wright. Rich in history and known for its architectural design, this hotel has been at the top of my list of hotels to visit for many years. After reading positive (and just as many negative) tripadvisor reviews, I decided to see for myself just what this hotel was all about.
At a moments notice and on a whim, I booked a room using Expedia.com for a deeply discounted night at the legendary hotel. From the moment I stepped out of the cab, my bags were whisked away by a uniformed staff member and taken to the reception desk. Check-in was so easy and quick, I felt as if they had been awaiting my arrival. A thick white folder embossed with the hotel logo, held business cards, hotel information and welcome letter, a nice start to my luxurious twenty-four hour stay. With the check-in process complete, I was escorted to the elevator by a hotel associate dressed in black and wearing white gloves. Within the hotel and on the walk to my room, I noticed the classic elegance of artwork on the walls and beautiful chandeliers gracing the ceilings.
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