The Saturday Evening Post

Fifteen years ago today, my husband proposed at 
The Plaza hotel, in New York City.
Thinking about this iconic hotel,
and all the different owners and renovations
that have taken place, since the night we got engaged,
“old school New York City style”…

Here is a virtual peak at The Plaza today.

Having gone partially condo, fifteen years later,
The Plaza still looks pretty swank.

The model condominium units designed by Versaci Home,
still retain the glamor and glitz that I will
forever associate with this Hotel.

And, some things have remained exactly as I remember.

The Lobby.

The Oak Bar.

And, the Oak Room as well.

The adorable homage to Eloise is new,
and it seems the hotel’s remaining rooms and suites
have all been spiffed up as well.

Not only did we get engaged at The Plaza,
but we spent our wedding night there as well.
One day, I know 
we will return to this famous landmark.

~*~
{stop by tomorrow for a fun giveaway!}

images via: TheLuxist,;ThePlaza; GoogleImages

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63 Comments

  1. oh, wow! that looks awesome! and wow, fifteen years marriage already! you must have married very young! congratulations to your anniversary and many lovely more years to come!

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  2. Oh, congratulations! That is so sweet, what a wonderful iconic landmark for you guys! I was in one of the condos once for a little party, it was Frat Boy Chic. I was like, what on earth are YOU doing living HERE??? And get that Budweiser poster off the wall! Ha ha budding investment bankers probably can't afford it anymore!

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  3. Happy Anniversary! Here's to 15 more years and many more visits to the Plaza! xx

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  4. Stephanie wrote:

    Wishing you many more happy years together and many visits to fabulous places together!

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  5. Marija wrote:

    Proposal and the wedding night…how totally romantic! I've never stayed at the Plaza but I imagine it's fabulous! Hoping you get back there soon…fifteen years and I think you deserve it 🙂

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  6. Karena wrote:

    Oh yes, you will love it and all of the special memories The Plaza will bring back.

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  7. Awh that's wonderful. Happy anniversary! I celebrate anniversaries of anything 🙂

    I haven't been to The Plaza in a few years. Great to see what it looks like inside these days.

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

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  8. What a classy way to do it all…
    Congratulations on your anniversary!
    May your life together be fullfilling and satisfying, always!

    Great pics of the old/new Plaza beauty on Central Park South!

    XX
    Victoria

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  9. Wondeful post on subject dear to my heart…my husband and I eloped at The Plaza almost 15 years ago!! We are visiting in June and will go see the changes as we always do!

    Happy anniversary of proposal, and Happy Mothers Day!

    xx

    Kit

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  10. drollgirl wrote:

    i have never been, but i sure would love to go! it looks amazing! and it really is a FABULOUS spot to receive a proposal! yeesh! perfecto!

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  11. What a stylish place to get engaged!! You sure know how to do things right! Getting ready to celebrate 15 years..wow! You must have been 12 when you got married.

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  12. Josie wrote:

    The Plaza is SO gorgeous. And it's so romantic that your husband proposed there!
    xxoo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  13. Sarah B wrote:

    Wow, what a fabulous looking place! I hope to get to NY sometime in the near(ish) future – is such a long way from here! There are so many lovely things to see. How wonderful to have spent time at the Plaza 🙂 Great memories.

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  14. How romantic! Congratulations and Happy Mother's Day!
    Best,
    Colleen

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  15. It is very swank ! I bet you'll go there again one day.

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  16. i love the plaza and cannot think of a better place for a proposal… have a great weekend!

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  17. I hope you had a wonderful anniversary celebration!! What a gorg location to be proposed to at 😉

    I heart NY.

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  18. Kathysue wrote:

    Congratulations on 15yrs. of marriage. I hope you do get to go back someday, what a beautiful place to stay and make such sweet memories, Happy Mothers day for tomorrow, Kathysue

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  19. I am going to tell my husband to propose again at this hotel. How perfect a proposal! Congratulations.

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  20. What an amazing place! Hope you have had a perfect weekend! x

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  21. Such a landmark… your husband was so smart. I have a similar Tiffany's story. I am sure you appreciate the thought he put into it. Us girls are suckers for engament stories, aren't we. I loved to hear yours. Congrats and Happy Mother's Day.

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  22. what a beautiful hotel! congratulations, thats a lovely little story.
    thanks for your lovely comment x

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  23. Cornflake wrote:

    What a great place to have been proposed to in! Happy Anniversary!

    I've never been to NY but I hope to visit one day and I think the Plaza is definitely a must see!

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  24. Debra wrote:

    Well~ Happy Mother's Day and special anniversary date. You must be having a great weekend.
    I love the Eloise room!

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  25. I adore having those special memories and places! I have to say that he did well….to propose in the Plaza…I bet you knew back then that he will be a keeper!
    You should go back on your 20th anniversary and make a weekend stay out of it!
    It would be so magical!
    What are you guys planning for your special day?
    Btw: beautiful hotel and amazing photos…About 3 years ago I was in NY on a business trip and we had a business dinner there….It is even more stunning in person:)
    Kisses and enjoy you day:)

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  26. That sounds so romantic and it's nice to have a beautiful landmark standing as a reminder of a happy time!

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  27. Thank you for the treat, i have not been inside the Plaza since its conversion….it showcases my favorite spa though…Les Sources de Caudelie which i am dying to try. I am a fan of the original spa near Bordeaux where i go as often as I can while visiting my parents….
    perhaps I will suggest this treat to my husband next week for our……30 year wedding anniversary!!! i married very very young (LOL)

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  28. What a wonderful place, and you should definately go back to stay there in the future:)
    Conratulation with mother's day also! Have great sunday! 😉

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  29. Happy Anniversay to you!!! Have a fantastic Mother's Day too!

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  30. Kasia_B wrote:

    Oh wow! Happy anniversary!
    lovely blog!

    <3
    http://www.kasiabelhadri.blogspot.com

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  31. Gi_K. wrote:

    great blog do you have! I follow you now.

    xoxo

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  32. that's a lovely story, so romantic! hope you have a brill m-day zush xxx

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  33. daisychain wrote:

    what an amazing looking place

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  34. What a fab hotel, I would love to stay there. We got engaged in NY, too.
    Anyway, congratulations on fifteen years!

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  35. Amanda wrote:

    Congrats! That is so romantic. Hope you had a great anniversary!

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  36. Yay, happy engagement anniversary!

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  37. The fourth space is somply stunning! I have to visit that hotel when i go to NYC.

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  38. Sally J wrote:

    I've only been to NYC one time, but the visit to the Plaza was a highlight. We ate in the Oak Room, had drinks in the bar and enjoyed the nostalgic trip back into the books of Eloise that I grew up with. Congratulations to you on your anniversary. I hope there are many more….some of them spent at the Plaza!

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  39. Fee-AMore wrote:

    How sweet and romantic! Happy Anniversary, and many more 15 years! 🙂

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  40. wow, 15 years. you shoul renew your vows there! it is so beautiful. the updated condo room is nice!

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  41. Marcela wrote:

    Congratulations on your anniversary!
    Thanks for visit my blog!
    Marce

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  42. mmmm how romantic. you are a lucky girl xox

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  43. Beautiful!!

    Love that Eloise room!

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  44. Kendall wrote:

    I'm lucky enough to have been in one of the residences at the Plaza and they really are amazingly chic.

    How lucky for you to have such important memories like your engagement and your wedding night at such a brilliant place!

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    Hi,

    Great blog!

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    Hope to see you soon.

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  46. Aney wrote:

    Wow, this place looks beautiful. Definitely a new level of modernism.

    You're so lucky to have been proposed to here. Happy anniversary!

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  47. How lovely, darling!

    Such gorgeous suites…

    Love the Oak Room too!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  48. The model condo looks fantastic! Black and white interiors always look so modern and elegant.

    And what a lovely engagement story you have!

    ~Melanie
    http://threadstyle.blogspot.com

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  49. sara wrote:

    What an absolutely PHENOMENAL place to get engaged! I still kick myself that I never walked into the Plaza to catch an eyeful. Those rooms are exquisite, and I love that Eloise room, so cute!

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  50. I LOVE the Plaza. Hard to think of a more glamorous place on earth.x

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  51. knk wrote:

    beautiful interior i love that hotel each room looks great
    amazing place

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  52. Cashon&Co wrote:

    how neat that you have such a personal tie to a US landmark such as this. We went back to the little french hotel in our city where we spent our wedding night, for dinner on our 10 year anniversary. It was neat. 🙂

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  53. how romantic! I'd love to take a tour someday. Loving that first bedroom.

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  54. golly gee. i love the plaza and the eloise portrait i used to stand under when i visited as a girl..

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  55. What a lovely story! So romantic. 🙂
    Happy Anniversary!
    Health and happiness to you both,
    Angela
    http://angelawalkerjewelry.blogspot.com/

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  56. Oh, this makes me miss living in New York.

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  57. very cool! i was born in nyc and have never been to the plaza, isn't that crazy?! in all fairness, i didn't grow up there, but i do visit often! i'll have to check it out next time i'm in town. happy engagement anniversary! 🙂

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  58. knack wrote:

    such a gorgeous gorgeous place, and how fantastic that you have such gorgeous memories to go with it! Congrats!

    hope you had a great weekend and thanks so much for the mother's day wishes!

    xo

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  59. chichichic wrote:

    holy jesus, that's incredibly beautiful! i want, more than anything now, to go there and just see…. wow!

    xo

    justyna

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  60. I love your story! My husband and I got engaged at The Drake in Chicago, but after seeing these pictures, maybe someone should have encouraged him to pick The Plaza!

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  61. A few days late, but congratulations anyways! How romantic it must have been! Were you completely caught off guard? My husband proposed at a hotel as well! Perhaps a night at the plaza when you finally take off on that weekend getaway into the city? 😉

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  62. The Plaza Hotel seems like home in NYC to me. Thank you for showing us all the new pics. It still retains all the old world charm in the public areas, and the newly decorated rooms are lovely. My girlfriends & I used to stay in adjoining rooms on the 12th floor overlooking the park, we would be there for days going to plays, cocktailing, dinnering. I wish I could tell you all the famous & wonderful people we met there. xx's

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  63. Kristin wrote:

    What a wonderful place to get engaged! Must have been a fairytale place to spend the wedding night! I want to go there soooo much!

    Kristin 🙂

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