THE Plaza New York is one of the world’s great hotels. It stands in mighty, château-like magnificence, where Fifth Avenue hustle gives way to Central Park’s quiet oasis. Its star status is unrivalled. Since 1907 this landmark hotel has been the place to be in New York. It is said, ‘Nothing unimportant ever happens at The Plaza.’ We’re delighted to say that our Members now have exclusive rates and upgrades, to give due regard to our own important happenings, from major celebrations to business or shopping trips. Still the ultimate New York destination, The Plaza traditions remain. The opulent grandeur of the Beaux Arts décor is worth a visit in itself. The Grand Ballroom is a New York institution. High tea in the Palm Court, or a ThePlaza,NewYork Bloody Mary in the Oak Room overlooking Central Park, are on many a list of must-do’s in New York. New scenes refresh the leg- endary style—the elegant Champagne Bar and Rose Club, for ex- ample. Not only is there a Guerlain Spa, The Plaza has a Leather Spa for repairing shoes, business cases and handbags. The 282 guestrooms include 102 suites, which are the largest of any luxury hotel in New York. From sumptuous décor to impecca- ble white-glove butler service, there is every indulgence. Even the first room category, Plaza King, is 475 sq ft and has a sitting area. ¶ Our Members enjoy advanta- geous rates of up to 57% off the best available rates elsewhere. Factor-in our free room up- grade (if available on arrival), a free drink, online check-in, fast check-out, free Wifi, free local phone calls and free newspaper, and this is a superb advantage. 199