The Plaza Announces Its First Ever Holiday Partnership With Famed Designer Betsey Johnson

Showcasing a Betsey-Designed, Eloise-Themed Tree and the Designer's First Pop-Up Shop

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire -11/18/11)- The Plaza is thrilled to announce its partnership with Betsey Johnson to decorate the hotel's Christmas tree for the holiday season and introduce the designer's first holiday pop-up shop. The Christmas tree, completely inspired by the precocious heroine of Kay Thompson's 1955 classic book "Eloise," will be the centerpiece of the New York hotel's foyer.

"I absolutely loooove The Plaza, and Eloise of course!" says Betsey Johnson. "I'll be poppin' in to light the tree and kick off my holiday pop-up shop filled with my favorite stocking stuffers and more."

The decidedly Betsey holiday pop-up shop, with plenty of pink and neon, will open November 14 and boast a carefully curated selection of Betsey Johnson's most coveted items, such as perfume, jewelry, outerwear and more, that are perfect for gift giving.

"The Plaza is the quintessential holiday destination in New York City. This year, we are especially excited to work with Betsey Johnson on the Christmas tree and pop-up shop. Eloise certainly will not be disappointed," says Shane Krige, General Manager for The Plaza.

To kick off the holiday season at the famed luxury New York hotel, the duo will host a one-night only 'Tree Lighting Tea' -- sure to become an annual tradition -- in The Palm Court at 5:00 p.m. on November 28. The event will also introduce a new Holiday Tea menu, available through the end of the year, featuring a combination of sweet and savory seasonal items, including a plate for Santa and his reindeer. Children will enjoy the infamous Eloise Tea, featuring bite-size delights, such as Strawberry and Cream Cheese Sandwiches, Pink Pink Jello, and Cold Cold Pink Lemonade, among other items.

For holiday event pricing and reservations at this New York hotel, call (212) 546-5300 or email palmcourt@fairmont.com

About The Plaza
Timeless, captivating and unforgettable, The Plaza has undergone a $450 million, three-year, lobby to roof renovation and restoration. The passion and uncompromising service which made the hotel a legend has returned with a new and contemporary spirit. The Plaza is an extraordinary hotel and a luxury lifestyle destination that offers guests every indulgence featuring The Shops at the Plaza, a world-class retail collection with a Caudalie Vinotherapie® Spa, Warren-Tricomi Salon and the Eloise shop. The Palm Court provides a quintessential New York experience, and the opulent Plaza Grand Ballroom continues to host the world's most memorable events. New additions also include the elegant Champagne Bar, stylish Rose Club, and newly opened The Plaza Food Hall by Todd English. Designated a New York City Landmark in 1969, it is also the only New York City hotel to be designated 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.theplaza.com.

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