Eloise is Back at the Plaza Again; Grand Opening Party However is On Hold
After a few years of living elsewhere, Eloise has returned to The Plaza again. A portrait of the six-year-old children's book heroine was returned to its original resting place on the near the famous Palm Court dining room. The child actress Jordana Beatty, who will play Eloise in an upcoming movie, was on hand for the unveiling too.
The portrait was returned to its original spot on a wall outside the sumptuous restaurant, whose stained-glass ceiling, covered with plaster in the 1940s, was uncovered and restored during the two-year renovation.
Children staying at the Plaza who love Eloise can order an Eloise bubble bath with milk and cookies (pet turtle not included) and can choose goodies and eats from a children's menu with Eloise's picture on the front.
Hmmm...we think if these parental units are shelling out $1,000 a night at the Plaza, the hotel can do better than a bubble bath and a menu with a picture of Eloise on it. But that's just us.
The Plaza officially opened to the public on Sunday but there will be no grand opening party for at least a year. Page Six reports:
The Plaza's grand opening party set for last Saturday was canceled at the last minute due to a death in the owner's family. A spy said, "They had to send out like 2,000 e-mails to people telling them not to come." A rep for the event, Harriet Weintraub, said, "Itzhak Tshuva's mother died, and in the [Jewish] Orthodox tradition, you can't have a celebration for a year. It will be rescheduled."