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Betsey Johnson Designs a Brand New Suite for Eloise at The Plaza

As my regular readers know, I don’t usually post photos of myself on Travelogged. But I couldn’t resist this one of me lounging at the brand-new Eloise Suite at The Plaza. No, I didn’t spend the night there — ha, don’t I wish! Yesterday, I went to a press preview of the pinkest room in New York City’s most famous hotel. This was one event I was not going to miss as I love both Betsey Johnson, the clothing designer who designed the room, and Eloise, one of the greatest book characters of all time.

Eloise_doll If you’re not familiar with this iconic children’s series, Eloise is a precocious six-year-old who lives at The Plaza with her British nanny, turtle (Skipperdee) and dog (Weiner). She keeps herself busy by tormenting her French tutor, helping the maids (whether they want it or not), crashing parties and ordering room service.

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First published in 1955, the book is printed in three colors — pink, black and white — and Betsey Johnson designed Eloise’s room in this color palate. In her first foray into bedding, she created a duvet with Hilary Knight’s iconic illustrations.

Despite the pint-sized pink tulle frocks available for dress-up, the Eloise suite has a decidedly grown-up price of $995 per night. The cost of the 625-sq.-ft. suite with an interior courtyard view includes a monogrammed Eloise bathrobe, a $100 gift card to the hotel’s Eloise Shop, an Eloise disposable camera, a framed photo of the guest inside the suite and an Eloise book. Parents can book the adjoining one-bedroom suite, bringing to the total to $2,045 a night (pictured right).

Here are more photos of the suite, so you can see all of the luxe details. I also wrote a story that includes an interview with Betsey Johnson for The High Low, a new fashion website.

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6 Responses to Betsey Johnson Designs a Brand New Suite for Eloise at The Plaza

  1. Jen Laceda July 30, 2010 at 10:39 pm #

    I totally love this!!!! I’m a huge Eloise fan!

  2. Soul Travelers3 August 1, 2010 at 3:24 am #

    Love it! We are Eloise and Betsy Johnson fans, so what’s not to love, eh? ( We brought the Eloise in Paris book with us on our world tour and even an outfit or 2 from Betsey for kidlet).
    My daughter would love to stay there!

  3. bethany August 2, 2010 at 10:45 pm #

    ohhh this place looks fantastic! Stumbled :)

  4. Angela August 4, 2010 at 7:08 am #

    Nice Eloise suite! I bet the little girls would love it! Great pictures!

  5. Shelby August 14, 2010 at 5:46 am #

    I think Betsey Johnson design of the eloise hotel would be a great place for a girls vacation for my daughter and I!

  6. Danee Gilmartin
    Twitter: museumchick
    December 11, 2010 at 11:13 pm #

    This room looks like so much fun for a girls slumber party! I didn’t even know they had rooms like this there. Thanks for sharing! BTW- I love the new re-design of your site

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