All through November, The Plaza Hotel in New York is celebrating the birthday of its most infamous guest ever. No, it’s not Charlie Sheen, who’s not nearly as precocious as Eloise.
Eloise, Kay Thompson’s fictional character who wakes up bright and early and runs around creating havoc all day at The Plaza, turns six on Nov 4. In her honor, The Plaza Hotel is throwing a day-long birthday bash for her. Events for the day include Eloise Tea at The Palm Court.
There’s also an Eloise at the Plaza event which includes a book reading by author Kay Thompson, along with games, prizes and pink cupcakes. A limited-edition porcelain Eloise Doll (only 100 exist) will be sold exclusively at the Eloise At The Plaza event.
On November 11, Eloise illustrator Hilary Knight will join author Sam Irvin for a book signing event of his new book called KAY THOMPSON: From Funny Face to Eloise. The book signing (5-7 pm) will be followed by a performance at the hotel’s Palm Court restaurant by Peter Mintun, Kay Thompson’s favorite pianist.
For a more complete Eloise experience, there’s always the Eloise Suite, designed by fashion designer Betsey Johnson. The Eloise suite is on the hotel’s 18th floor, and has two rooms – one for you (the parents) and one for your little Eloise.
The wacky pink Eloise suite has candy striped wall panels, a zebra-print carpet and a signature Plaza chandelier fitted with pink. The custom-designed bed has pictures of Eloise and her name flashes in neon on the wall.
The suite also has a disposable Eloise camera, wall mounted flat screen TV, a DVD player with Eloise DVDs and books, Eloise dolls and Eloise printed robes and towels.
Guests who book into the Eloise Suite are met by an Eloise Ambassador and led to the suite, where a photo is taken of your little Eloise and you get to take home the framed photo, along with an Eloise bathrobe and lots of other goodies.
Photo courtesy Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
More info: Eloise Suite hotline: 646-599-8365