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The Legacy Suites at The Plaza Debut This June

Publish Date: 10-Jun-2015

New York, New York Wednesday, June 10, 2015

This summer guests at The Plaza will experience an unparalleled level of luxury in The Legacy Suites.  Designed to be evocative of an Upper East Side home, each of the 29 newly renovated suites feature contemporary décor with a tailored look that is simple and bright, yet elegant and timeless.

“The residential style of our Legacy Suites suites makes them the perfect escape for a quick getaway or an extended stay,” said George Cozonis, managing director of The Plaza. “Classic crown molding is juxtaposed against contemporary works of art and lavish fabrics, adding a vibrant textural element to the space. Dramatic lighting and beautifully finished woodwork complete the look, and the entire experience is complemented by a service experience designed for our most discerning guests.” 

As the name suggests The Legacy Suites pay homage to the rich history and heritage of The Plaza.  While the hotel is respectful of its storied past, The Plaza continues to evolve and The Legacy Suites are the newest page in its ongoing history book. Named for the iconic locations and celebrated individuals who have been part of The Plaza’s history, The Legacy Suites are firmly rooted in today with decor that is contemporary, yet complementary to the historic elements of the building. 

New York-based Champalimaud has redesigned the iconic suites updating and enhancing the most vibrant jewels of the storied hotel’s crown. The suites have been transformed through the studio’s deft understanding of how to mingle bespoke pieces with a subtle sense of architecture to create a composition grounded in timeless design with a modern edge. 

Hand-tufted rugs complement the dark floors of the space, providing a dramatic update to the rooms. Taking inspiration from the property’s proximity to New York’s Central Park, the suites are strewn with floral and botanical elements. The space utilizes a variety of custom-designed furniture pieces, which display subtle details that harken to the property’s timeless charm such as carved gilded legs on the sitting rooms’ lounge chairs, a custom-designed lighting piece sporting soft amber-hued crystals in a circular torrent.  The space’s casement pieces, coffee and side tables are covered in mirrored glass, black lacquer, marble and delicate gold-leaf. 

A sumptuous mixture of velvets, leathers and silks comprise the space’s textiles program, which features rich chevron patterns combined with abstracted mark-making adding to the overall subtly and opulence of the room. The custom-designed art program showcases a mixture of New York City’s famed cultural landmarks including the ballet, contemporary abstract painting and classical still-lives. The design tells a story that honors the longevity of the property while transforming its spaces into a fresh, modern and inviting contemporary context. 

Unrivalled luxury and comfort are complemented by attentive and discreet service. The Plaza’s Legacy Suites include a number of amenities thoughtfully designed to ensure a seamless experience that begins the moment of booking with a dedicated reservation line and a personal pre-arrival concierge to help orchestrate the stay from the first inquiry. Guests enjoy discreet white glove butler service and to ensure guests get the most out of the destination, each suite has a direct connection to the concierge desk. And, finally, the guest service team will ensure that suite is prepared to the guest’s preference, including personalized stationery and in residence business cards.

Guests who wish to further enhance their stay may book The Legacy Suite Experience.  This package includes accommodations in one of the 29 Legacy Suites, and upon arrival in New York guests will be whisked to The Plaza with a complimentary VIP airport transfer. While in residence, The Plaza Legacy Suite guests enjoy complimentary in-room refreshment center, a Palm Court Tea Cart welcome and WIFI. In addition, once during their stay, guests will receive “Finishing Touch” at Warren Tricomi Salon, which includes a blow out and make-up application to start the day and one touch-up of each during the day. Begin the evening with two cocktails in The Palm Court.  This package is available from June 1 through December 30, 2015, and rates start at $1,995.

For guests who want to take a piece of The Plaza home, The Plaza Boutique will offer Champalimaud for The Plaza.  This collection will include custom designed items such as the black lacquer console, lounge chair, throw pillows and the area rug, among other items.  The collection will be available in Winter 2015.

The Legacy Suites include one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom options, including the dramatic Hardenbergh Terrace Suite, which features two floors of expansive living space and an outdoor terrace. From each Legacy Suite, guests will enjoy views that reflect the heart of New York. Whether it’s Grand Army Plaza and the Pulitzer Fountain or Fifth Avenue and Central Park, the views from each of the suites, like The Plaza herself, are as vibrant today as they have been for the past century. 

For dedicated reservations at The Legacy Suites at The Plaza please call (844) 647-3220 or email  For additional information about The Plaza, please visit   



About The Plaza

As one of the world’s most iconic hotels, The Plaza hotel has set the standard for luxury and service since first opening its doors in 1907.  Ideally situated on Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, The Plaza prestigious address continues to define elegance with unmatched service and an ever-evolving modern sensibility.  A true Urban Resort, The Plaza boasts an extraordinary portfolio of refined experiences.  Lifestyle, beauty and wellness offerings cater to guests and locals alike, and include a world-class retail collection with The Shops at The Plaza, the flagship location of Warren-Tricomi Salon, the only U.S. Caudalie Vinotherapie® Spa, and the preeminent integrative medical and fitness center, LA PALESTRA.  The Palm Court provides a quintessential New York experience with its famed Afternoon Tea, and the opulent Grand Ballroom continues to host the world’s most memorable events.  The Plaza hotel is also home to The Champagne Bar, The Rose Club and The Plaza Food Hall, a 30,000 square foot culinary oasis anchored by The Todd English Food Hall.  Designated as a New York City Landmark in 1969, this timeless destination is also the only New York City hotel to be selected as a National Historic Landmark. The Plaza hotel is managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. For reservations and additional information, please call 888-240-7775 or visit


About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, reflecting each locale's energy, culture and history. Passionate travelers choose the luxury hotel brand for its ability to deliver memorable travel experiences, personalized and thoughtful service, and hotels that are one-of-a-kind. Serving as genuine gateways to their destinations, Fairmont hotels offer locally-inspired cuisine and spirited bars and lounges, distinctive design and décor, and a steadfast responsibility to environmental and social priorities. With more than 65 hotels globally, and many more in development, landmark hotels in the Fairmont collection include The Plaza in New York, London’s The Savoy, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai and Quebec City’s Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Hotels & Resorts, a leading global hotel company with over 110 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel branded luxury private residence clubs, whole-ownership residences and serviced residences properties. For more information or reservations, please visit 



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