The Fitzgerald Suite at The Plaza Celebrates Literary History and Baz Luhrmann's New Film Adaptation of The Great Gatsby

The Fitzgerald Suite at The Plaza Celebrates Literary History and Baz 
Luhrmann's New Film Adaptation of The Great Gatsby 
Designed by Oscar(R) Winner Catherine Martin in Partnership with RH,
Restoration Hardware, Bespoke Suite at The Plaza to be Unveiled on
the Movie's Opening Night 
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- (Marketwired) -- 04/25/13 --  
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.  
To honor its famous patron, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and celebrate the
release of Baz Luhrmann's highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of
The Great Gatsby, The Fitzgerald Suite at The Plaza debuts on May 10,
2013. Designed by Catherine Martin, costume designer, production
designer and co-producer of Baz Luhrmann's upcoming feature "The
Great Gatsby," the 700-square-foot suite on the 18th floor of The
Plaza has been transformed into a dramatic art deco space that
channels the dynamism of the Jazz Age using authentic,
period-inspired pieces from luxury home furnishings brand RH,
Restoration Hardware. The suite is furnished exclusively by RH to
reflect the luxury and style of the upper class during the time
period, which captivated Fitzgerald and drew him to The Plaza and
other settings, ultimately inspiring their inclusion in his works.
Furthermore, The Fitzgerald Suite at The Plaza boasts a 3D TV,
graciously provided by Samsung, which guests can take advantage of
upon the DVD release of Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of "The Great
Gatsby." 
"We feel a responsibility to preserve the history of The Plaza for
New Yorkers and our guests around the world, and F. Scott Fitzgerald
and The Great Gatsby are an important part of that history," said
Cynthia Scherer, Director of Sales & Marketing at The Plaza. "It has
been an honor to work closely with Catherine Martin to create this
unparalleled suite. Her enthusiasm and commitment to authenticity
have been the driving force in realizing The Fitzgerald Suite at The
Plaza with the allure and distinctive look of the 1920s." 
"The Fitzgerald Suite at The Plaza is a suite that F. Scott
Fitzgerald and his character Jay Gatsby would be at home in - a
dramatic deco space that evokes the danger, the sexiness, the glamour
and a certain nostalgia for the hedonistic days of the 1920s, while
still encapsulating all the comforts expected at T
he Plaza," said
Catherine Martin. "I was thrilled to collaborate with RH for its
unique stylistic point of view and period-inspired collections that
translate so well for modern-day living."  
Distinguished with a bespoke front door that mimics the grillwork in
the film's logo, The Fitzgerald Suite at The Plaza stands apart from
all other suites at the hotel. It has been built from the ground up
with new oak floors, wall coverings from Catherine Martin Home,
custom built-in shelves and a comprehensive range of well-curated
furnishings, lighting, bath fixtures, bedding and unique accessories
from RH. Channeling art deco style, dome ceilings surrounded by an
antique mirror showcase RH's 1920s Odeon Glass Fringe Chandeliers
distinguished by optical-quality prisms, arranged in concentric rings
that hang in sparkling counterpoint to the iron frame. The living
space features RH pieces such as the unassuming, yet elegant, Madsen
Leather Sofa, while the bathrooms will be outfitted with RH fixtures
and Pharmacy Vanities that boast clean lines with impeccably polished
marble, white enamel, zinc bin pulls and exposed hinges. A focal
point in the study, RH's Mayfair Steamer Desk draws inspiration from
antique steamer trunks, calling to mind the luggage once used by rail
or ocean voyagers. Throughout the suite, rugs from Catherine Martin
Deco Collection for Designer Rugs adorn the floors. Inspired by the
playfulness and romance of French Art Deco styles and the
forward-looking energy of American Art Deco, the hand-tufted rugs
evoke memories of the past while looking forward to the future in
their design spirit.  
Every detail of the suite relates to Fitzgerald's life and his time
at The Plaza, as well as Baz Luhrmann's film. The bedspread and
towels are custom embroidered with the Jay Gatsby and Daisy-inspired
monogram, which are his initials outlined by a daisy flower, seen
frequently throughout the film. The walls are decorated with
portraits of the 2013 film cast captured by legendary Hollywood
photographer Douglas Kirkland, images of Fitzgerald and his wife, and
1920s photos from Vogue and Vanity Fair, while the bookshelves are
filled with the author's complete works and books that inspired the
filmmakers throughout production, as well as classic RH accessories
that include: vintage-inspired Trophy Urns modeled on a sporting
prize from the 1920s, cast-iron Brooklyn Bridge bookends and timeless
1920s French Glass Cloches. Guests can find entertainment from RH's
vintage board games, including Monopoly, which originated during the
era and iconic Gramophone-shaped iPhone and iPad speakers, custom
Tiffany & Co. playing cards, and coffee table books that invoke
languorous summers on the Gold Coast or the vibrant New York of the
Roaring '20s. To complete the experience, guests are welcomed to the
suite with the Moet Imperial Gatsby, a special champagne cocktail
crafted exclusively for The Plaza by mixologist Jim Meehan.  
Visitors to the New York icon are welcomed to experience the style
and glamour of Baz Luhrmann's film and F. Scott Fitzgerald through a
display in the Fifth Avenue Foyer of The Plaza. At the center of the
display are the costumes designed by Catherine Martin and worn by the
cast of the film - Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan,
Joel Edgerton and Elizabeth Debicki - during the climactic
confrontation scene that unfolds at The Plaza. In an exclusive
behind-the-scenes video, guests will be able to see the intricacies
to how Martin, with the help of the hotel, was able to recreate an
authentic suite inspired by The Plaza's history that also emphasized
the tension amongst the characters, all on the Australian soundstage
where the movie was filmed.  
Reservations are currently being accepted for stays starting on May
10, the day Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" hits
theaters nationwide.  
Editor's Note: Images available upon request; B-Roll available as of
May 1.  
About The Plaza  
Timeless, captivating and unforgettable, The Plaza has undergone a
$450 million, three-year, lobby to roof renovation and restoration.
The passion and uncompromising service which made the hotel a legend
has returned with a new and contemporary spirit. The Plaza is an
extraordinary hotel and a luxury lifestyle destination that offers
guests every indulgence featuring The Shops at the Plaza, a
world-class retail collection with a Caudalie Vinotherapie(R) Spa,
Warren-Tricomi Salon and the Eloise shop. The Palm Court provides a
quintessential New York experience, and the opulent Plaza Grand
Ballroom continues to host the world's most memorable events. New
additions also include the elegant Champagne Bar, stylish Rose Club,
and The Plaza Food Hall by Todd English. Designated a New York City
Landmark in 1969, it is also the only New York City hotel to be
designated as a National Historic Landmark. The Plaza is managed by
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. For reservations and additional
information, please call 888-240-7775 or visit www.theplazany.com. 
About the Film 
From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz
Luhrmann comes the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's
novel The Great Gatsby. The filmmaker created his own distinctive
visual interpretat
ion of the classic story, bringing the period to
life in a way that has never been seen before, in a film starring
Academy Award(R) nominee Leonardo DiCaprio ("Django Unchained,"
"Aviator") in the title role. DiCaprio stars with Tobey Maguire,
Oscar(R) nominee Carey Mulligan ("An Education"), Joel Edgerton, Isla
Fisher and Jason Clarke. Oscar(R) nominee Luhrmann ("Moulin Rouge!")
directs the film in 3D from a screenplay co-written with frequent
collaborator Craig Pearce, based on Fitzgerald's novel. Luhrmann
produces, along with Catherine Martin, Academy Award(R) winner
Douglas Wick ("Gladiator"), Lucy Fisher and Catherine Knapman. The
executive producers are Academy Award(R) winner Barrie M. Osborne
("Lord of the Rings - Return of the King"), Shawn "JAY Z" Carter, and
Bruce Berman. Two-time Academy Award(R)-winning production and
costume designer Catherine Martin ("Moulin Rouge!") designs as well
as produces. The editors are Matt Villa, Jason Ballantine and
Jonathan Redmond, and the director of photography is Simon Duggan.
The music is by Craig Armstrong. 
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow
Pictures, in association with A&E Television, a Bazmark/Red Wagon
Entertainment Production, a Film by Baz Luhrmann, "The Great Gatsby."
Opening May 10, 2013, the film will be distributed in 3D and 2D by
Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in
select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
www.thegreatgatsbymovie.com 
About Restoration Hardware 
RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RH)) is a curator of
design, taste and style in the luxury lifestyle market. The Company
offers collections through its retail galleries, source books, and
online at RH.com. 
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