On May 7, Baz Lurhman’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio debuts in theaters across the country. We have all read this Great American Novel and know that some of the most important plot points take place at a lunch hosted at The Plaza Hotel. But did you know F. Scott Fitzgerald frequented the Plaza as much as Gatsby did?
On April 30, The Plaza Hotel in New York City debuted its brand new Fitzgerald Suite, inspired by the famed story and its author. Located on the hotel’s 18th floor (only a few rooms down from the famed Eloise Suite!), the suite was created by Oscar-winning Christine Martin, the film’s set and costume designer. Outfitted in Deco-inspired furniture, the 700 square foot suite features a library nook and built-in bar (both nods to Fitzgerald’s main interests). For less than $3,000 a night, you can be transported back in time and live in Gatsby’s world for a night. Don’t worry — no modern comfort has been sacrificed; the suite even features a 3-D television!