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The Great Gatsby at The Plaza Hotel: A Preview of The Fitzgerald Suite

The bedroom of the Fitzgerald Suite at The Plaza designed by Catherine Martin;  photo by Dario Calmese

The bedroom of the Fitzgerald Suite at The Plaza designed by Catherine Martin; photo by Dario Calmese

When I heard about The Fitzgerald Suite at The Plaza Hotel, I couldn’t get there fast enough. The Great Gatsby movie and The Plaza Hotel are natural partners; not only did Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald frequent the Plaza but a scene from the book and movie takes place there. I was very excited to be invited to take a tour of the suite with Catherine Martin, who designed both The Great Gatsby and the suite.

The Fitzgerald Suite is not a replica of the suite that’s in the movie, explained CM. “That suite was based more on The Oak Room than it was an actual suite because Baz wanted it have a heavy, oppressive kind of feeling.” Also, the scene that takes place in The Plaza suite is not one that makes you yearn to stay there – it’s a fight between Tom and Gatsby over Daisy. “I felt that to recreate that – that maybe it’s not the weekend away from home you want to have with your wife on your anniversary, reliving some terrible past misstep in the your relationship. This room really jockeys fact and fiction really a melding of my fantasy of a Deco room that still meets the luxurious standards we expect in the 21st Century. And it’s a nod to Fitzgerald’s great affection for The Plaza.”

The suite feels so masculine — down to gray monogrammed JG bedding — that it would be perfect for a solo male business traveler except that the sizeable $2795 per night rate includes perks for two such as Bottle of Moët champagne upon arrival, Moët Imperial Gatsby cocktails for two in The Rose Club, breakfast for two in The Palm Court and The Plaza branded set of ‘His & Her’ flasks to take home. The suite has debuted at a considerably higher rate than The Plaza’s first themed suite. The Eloise Suite had an opening rate of $995 in July 2010. But The Fitzgerald Suite, which is outfitted by RH Restoration Hardware, is far more luxurious and detailed than The Eloise Suite. Both suites are on the same floor, just a few doors away from each other so perhaps the parents could stay in The Fitzgerald Suite and the kids could stay in The Eloise Suite. Now that would be an amazing family vacation!

Of course, you'll want to watch The Great Gatsby when you're in The Fitzgerald Suite at The Plaza; photo by Dario Calmese

Of course, you’ll want to watch The Great Gatsby when you’re in The Fitzgerald Suite at The Plaza; photo by Dario Calmese

The Writer's Nook, a special built-out section of The Fitzgerald Suite at The Plaza Hotel; photo by Dario Calmese

The Writer’s Nook, a special built-out section of The Fitzgerald Suite at The Plaza Hotel; photo by Dario Calmese

The Fitzgerald Suite at The Plaza designed by Catherine Martin - Bathroom - credit Dario Calmese for The Plaza

I know you were curious about the bathroom of The Fitzgerald Suite; photo by Dario Calmese

The Fitzgerald Suite at The Plaza designed by Catherine Martin - Powder Room - credit Dario Calmese for The Plaza

There’s a powder room too; photo by Dario Calmese

9 Responses to The Great Gatsby at The Plaza Hotel: A Preview of The Fitzgerald Suite

  1. wandering educators
    Twitter: WanderingEds
    May 3, 2013 at 1:04 am #

    beautiful! i’d love to stay there (and write!)
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  2. Audrey May 3, 2013 at 2:27 am #

    I love the design! So masculine and refined.

  3. Andi
    Twitter: andiperullo
    May 3, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    OMG I would never leave, it’s so insanely gorgeous!!!!
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  4. AnitaMac
    Twitter: wheretogoam
    May 4, 2013 at 4:12 am #

    Love it! So well put together and decadent! Just like what I would imagine it to be!
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  5. Sophie
    Twitter: SophieR
    May 5, 2013 at 8:14 am #

    Beautiful, old-world hotel. Love the vintage photos.

  6. Andrea May 5, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    Love the decor! I thought The Plaza was only a residence now – did not know you could still stay there as a hotel guest.

    • Liz Borod Wright
      Twitter: http://twitter.com/travelogged
      May 5, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

      When the hotel started offering condos, it got a lot of buzz but there are still still more rooms (280+) than condos (150). The Plaza has undergone a lot of changes but I think it’s livelier than ever now.

  7. Bethaney - Flashpacker Family
    Twitter: flashpackerfam
    May 7, 2013 at 2:46 am #

    I’m with Andi…. I’d never leave! I love any thing Art Deco and this is totally fabulous!!!!
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  8. Abby
    Twitter: abbytegnelia
    May 8, 2013 at 2:46 am #

    Ohhhh how Art Deco and beautiful!!!!!!
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