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The Plaza's Butlers Are Now Ready for Business Time

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June 23, 2010 at 9:55 AM | by | ()

Ah, it's just like Upstairs, Downstairs! While Todd English is holding court with his new food hall down in the basement, the men in white gloves upstairs at The Plaza are getting ready to give you the business. That is, the hotel has just introduced its new Business Butler Package.

In a world of Foursquare and Twitter, and hotel technology that means we don't even have to talk to anyone if we don't want to, the idea of a butler is so quaint, isn't it? But, hell, if a man in a frock coat wants to run us a bath, plump our pillows and give our Louboutins a polish, we're not going to argue.

You can read more about exactly what the Plaza's butlers do in this New York Times article from a couple years back. We also suspect that with The Plaza's recent announcement that all guestrooms will have iPads come September that the butlers will have something to do with that as well.

Until then, tack on a 30 percent savings on your stay in a suite (the Business Butler package is only available in suites), one complimentary suit pressing per stay, one complimentary full American breakfast in The Palm Court daily, and a 20 percent discount when entertaining clients in The Palm Court, The Rose Club or The Champagne Bar. (What, no entertaining at Eloisie's?) That, friends who need to care of a lil business, is what makes up the Business Butler Package.

It's available year-round for stays Sunday through Thursday only. Rates start at $592 a night (based on double occupancy in a Rose Suite).

We're pretty sure the white gloves aren't included, but maybe if you ask Jeeves nicely he'll hand them over at the end of your stay. Just remember to leave a kind word for him on Foursquare.

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