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Get Into The Plaza For Free With a New Architectural Tour

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April 8, 2009 at 1:29 PM | by | Comments (2)

Still not keen to spring for a night at The Plaza Hotel despite our secret discount? There may still be a way into the grand dame without having to endure the painful silence of its Retail Collection: free architecture tours!

Beginning this week, the revered old property will launch twice-weekly public tours of its spaces, such as The Oak Room, The Palm Court and the Grand Ballroom, as well as peeks behind some closed doors. Led by architectural historian, author and teacher Francis Morrone, the 45-minute tours will happen Tuesdays and Saturdays at 3pm, and will be limited to 20 people who must reserve a spot by calling The Plaza Boutique at 212-588-8012.

As you can be sure we're all over this and itching to get our toes in those private spaces, expect a full tour report in the future. For now, however, we recommend giving them a ring to schedule your own Plaza spelunking.

[Photo: richdrogpa]

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this would be a cheaper Saturday afternoon than lunching at The Oak Room

Lights Out!

You think they would have fixed those 5 burned-out light bulbs before they took this great photo!   ;-)

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