When considering an overseas honeymoon (or even a destination wedding), the venue selection can be rather harrowing with an entire world to consider. As part of our #honeymoonhumpday series, we bring you a variety of venue profiles, honeymoon styles and tips every Wednesday to help you narrow your options down to somewhere truly amazing.
This week's honeymoon venue is the infamous, The Plaza. Situated on Fifth Avenue, The Plaza is the ultimate luxury hotel in the most fashionable area of New York City. The Plaza is known for its features in many classic films including, Home Alone 2 and Sleepless In Seattle, and is a favourite to many icons such as Elizabeth Taylor and John Lennon. After undergoing a $450 million USD refurbishment in 2008, The Plaza is said to be the world’s most famous hotel and can offer you the ultimate in luxury and romance for your New York honeymoon.
When staying at The Plaza you can choose from a variety of rooms ranging from guest rooms to one-of-a-kind suites. Enjoy the likes of gold plated fixtures, expansive living space, a butler service as per your request, hand crafted solid white marble vanities and an iPad for modern controls of the room. Whichever room you opt for you can be sure you will be provided with the quintessential Plaza experience that the hotel is ever so famous for.
Like every aspect of the hotel, dining at The Plaza is faultless. What ever time of day it may be you and your partner can choose from a wide range of dining option. Of them all, The Palm Court is the most iconic. For over 100 years it has been New York City’s top place to go to for afternoon tea. With its design inspired by the nearby Central Park, you can expect luscious greenery, many potted plants, tall palm trees and the incredible signature stained glass ceiling. Other dining options at The Plaza include, The Champagne Bar, The Rose Club and The Todd English Food Hall.
When in New York City there endless famous attractions for you and your partner to enjoy, from strolling through Central Park to the liveliness that is Times Square. For incomparable views of New York City, head to the Empire State Building with an 102nd floor observatory. If you and your partner are art enthusiasts, then the Museum of Modern Art is a must. It is here that you can view incredible masterpieces such as, Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and Van Gogh's Starry Night. New York is also home to the world’s biggest and busiest train stations – Grand Central Station. It is best to avoid visiting during peak hours so that you can enjoy the chandeliers and incredibly expansive, 12 stories high, main concourse, in some sense of peace.
With no doubt, The Plaza is the perfect location for any couple after a quintessentially New York honeymoon.