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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELOISE
THE PLAZA CELEBRATES THE QUINTESSENTIAL “CITY CHILD” WITH A BIRTHDAY TEA AND BOOK SIGNING WITH ARTIST HILARY KNIGHT
Iconic New York Hotel Releases New Series of Limited Edition Eloise Prints
New York – October 16, 2013 – The Plaza is rawther excited to announce a new collaboration with artist Hilary Knight to celebrate the hotel’s most lovable and mischievous guest, Kay Thompson’s iconic character, Eloise. Hilary Knight brought Eloise to life with his playful illustrations nearly sixty years ago, and is again taking pen to paper to conjure up the latest in Eloise’s (mis)adventures. Ever since Eloise moved into The Plaza, generations of mothers and daughters, aunts and nieces have reveled in the antics of the precocious six-year-old. Like The Plaza itself, Eloise captured the hearts of New Yorkers and world travelers in 1955 when the book was first published, and she still does so today. Beginning this November, The Plaza pays homage to Eloise’s enduring place in the hotel’s history with a series of newly designed limited edition prints and commemorative art pieces by Hilary Knight.
The special collaboration launches with a birthday tea celebration on , hosted by Hilary Knight. From , guests are invited to join Knight in The Palm Court for tea, treats and a book signing. Join Hilary Knight under the famed Eloise portrait that he painted over 50 years ago. Eloise loves, loves, loves birthdays, and each child will receive a rawther mahvelous gift bag at the conclusion of the event.
The Plaza and Hilary Knight will introduce a holiday-themed limited edition print of the ever-charming Eloise, the first in a six-part series. Throughout the year, Eloise enthusiasts will delight at Valentine’s Day, Easter, the 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas-themed prints. Fans who purchase all six prints will receive a custom seventh birthday-themed print, signed by Knight with a special custom inscription. Each series will include 100 prints, available for $250 each.
Since everyone absolutely loooves Eloise, The Plaza and Hilary Knight will be releasing additional themed print series in 2014 and 2015. These will feature Eloise at her mischievous best in well-known settings from her series of adventures as a world traveler in favorite destinations from New York to Moscow; and a series featuring Eloise in her favorite locales at The Plaza, the place she calls home.
Eloise’s Birthday Party Tea
- in The Palm Court
- Book signing with Hilary Knight
- Eloise books available for purchase in Eloise at The Plaza
- $100.00 includes tea for one adult and one child, Eloise Shop gift card and an Eloise favor bag
- Reservations are required and can be made by calling Eloise at The Plaza at 212.546.5460
As you all know, The Plaza is one of my favorite places to visit while in New York City. This event sounds like tonz of fun! You can check out my post on Eloise at The Plaza HERE. She is one lucky lady to call The Plaza her home!!
About The Plaza
Timeless, captivating and unforgettable, The Plaza is where memories are made. The passionate and uncompromising service which made the hotel a legend has been re-ignited with a new and contemporary spirit. The Plaza is an extraordinary hotel and a true Urban Resort that offers guests every indulgence, featuring The Shops at The Plaza, La Palestra, Caudalie Vinotherapie® Spa, the Warren-Tricomi Salon and The Eloise Shop. The Palm Court provides a quintessential New York experience, and the opulent Grand Ballroom continues to host the world’s most memorable events. The Plaza is also home to the elegant Champagne Bar, the ever-stylish Rose Club, and The Plaza Food Hall, a 30,000 square foot culinary experience anchored by The Todd English Food Hall. Designated a New York City Landmark in 1969, it is also the only New York City hotel to be selected as a National Historic Landmark. The Plaza is managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. For reservations and additional information, please call 888-240-7775 or visit www.theplazany.com.
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