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The Plaza Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Eloise

Publish Date: 26-Jun-2015

New York, NY Friday, June 26, 2015

Six decades after becoming one of The Plaza’s most famous guests, Eloise remains one of the world’s most beloved characters in children’s literature. In 2015, the hotel will have a “rawther mahvelous” series of celebrations in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the publication of Kay Thompson’s Eloise, which will begin this summer and continue throughout the year.  From family experiences in the Eloise Suite, a special birthday surprise in The Palm Court,  events in the Eloise at The Plaza  Shop or  take Eloise on the road There truly is something for everyone.


#Where IsEloise

This summer and beyond, The Plaza is encouraging guests to take Eloise  on the road. All guests of the hotel, The Eloise Shop and The Palm Court will receive a complimentary “flat” Eloise to take on their travels in New York and around the world. This special Eloise may also be downloaded from the hotel’s website.  From June 15 to October 15, fans are encouraged to post their photos of Eloise with the hashtag #WhereIsEloise @ThePlazaHotel @ThePlazaEloise for the chance to win one of three grand prizes: a stay in the Eloise Suite, an Eloise Birthday Party or a shopping spree at Eloise at The Plaza.


Family Experiences

To get guests started on their #WhereIsEloise adventures, The Plaza has partnered with The Central Park Conservancy to develop a scavenger hunt that takes guests throughout the park from finding Skipperdee’s favorite pond to locating Weenie’s pal, Balto, and visits to a number of iconic locations.  The scavenger hunt map is complimentary and a great activity to help families explore New York.


For the ultimate Eloise fan, The Plaza offers the Eloise Suite.  Designed by Betsy Johnson and resplendently rendered in an Eloise-approved palette of pink and black, it’s the ideal way to  live like Eloise at The Plaza  In addition, The Plaza offers a number of family experiences from its Family Fun Package, which includes accommodations in a suite and an adjoining guestroom or its  Knights of The Plaza Experience which includes accommodations in the one-of-a-kind Tower Suite. 


The Palm Court

The Palm Court at The Plaza has made some rawther delicious additions to the menu to celebrate the anniversary.  Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and Pastry Chef Matthew Lambie will offer a special Eloise birthday cake.  Flavors will change  seasonally and the cake is perfect to share between two or three, or indulged in by one. These jewel box cakes will be available as an a la carte accompaniment in The Palm Court, for purchase to take-away, and for delivery to hotel guestrooms through In Room Dining.  


Eloise at The Plaza 

Skidder on over to the Eloise at The Plaza Shop, which will offer a number of festive events from cooking classes and to dance parties, arts & crafts and more. Visit the Fashion Room that is filled with Eloise costumes, exclusive Eloise branded t-shirts and one-of-a-kind merchandise, and of course, fans can’t leave without a visit to the Tea Room where family and friends can come together for rawther fancy tea parties. The Shop offers a variety of family activities for fans of any age.  The shop will also carry Simon & Shuster’s new collection of Eloise books for young readers of all ages. 


Additional events and celebrations, especially surrounding Eloise’s birthday on November 4, will be added throughout the year.  For additional information about The Plaza and a complete calendar of its Eloise celebrations, please visit 




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 


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