Baz Luhrmann’s 3D version of The Great Gatsby will be in theaters on May 10, but for a truly three-dimensional experience with Gatsby, the Buchanans and all of their tipsy, doomed friends, there’s nothing quite like checking into The Plaza.
Timed to coincide with Gatsby’s release, the iconic Manhattan hotel will open its new Fitzgerald Suite, giving guests the opportunity to luxuriate in Gatsby-style grandeur—all for the very grand price of $2,795 per night.
The suite, designed by Oscar-winning Gatsby production and costume designer Catherine Martin (Luhrmann’s wife) certainly spares no extravagance. The 700-square-foot suite, on the hotel’s 18th floor, boasts hardwood floors, a custom layout—walls and ceilings were moved for Martin—spot-on pieces, like gorgeous furniture and bespoke, monogrammed Jay Gatsby sheets from Restoration Hardware, Ivy League ephemera, glamorous art, a gramophone and props from the movie. Even the scent, modeled after Fitzgerald’s own trademark aroma of lavender, is made to evoke the Jazz Age.
“It’s a nod to Fitzgerald’s great affection for The Plaza,” Martin says.
The room does feature some modern touches, including an iPad to control everything from the lights to the temperature as well as a 3D television and a New York-themed DVD collection. Also in the room, an on-theme library is stocked with works by both F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and, of course, there’s a stocked bar at the ready.
“It would be great to come here, have a few gin rickeys and read short stories before a night on the town,” Martin says. But considering the Fitzgeralds’ famous affection for landmarks adjacent to the hotel she adds, “There’s no access to the fountain.”