With the debut of “The Great Gatsby” in theaters this month, hotels around the globe want guests to experience the film beyond the big screen with Gatsby-inspired packages.
At The Plaza in New York, guests can stay in the new Fitzgerald Suite designed by Catherine Martin, the costume designer, production designer and co-producer of the new film. The 700-sq.-ft. suite captures the spirit of the film and Fitzgerald, as well as the look of the 1920s, with the bedspread and towels embroidered with Jay Gatsby-and Daisy-inspired monogram; images of Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, hanging on the walls; bookshelves filled with all of Fitzgerald’s work; a Mayfair Steamer desk; and a 3D TV.
“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 The Plaza,” says designer Catherine Martin.
In addition to the suite, The Plaza is featuring a display in its Fifth Avenue Foyer with the costumes worn by the characters in the film for the scene that takes place at the hotel. The Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa is also offering treatments, paying hommage to the film with its Caudalie Grape Gatsby Treatments with names like Apres Fete and Joie de Vivre.
Rates for The Fitzgerald Suite start at $2,795 per night. For more information, visit theplazany.com.
For your clients in Florida, the 361-room The Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, is offering the Roaring 20s Experience now through the end of May. Guests will get in the Gatsby spirit while seeing sites around town on a carriage ride tour complete with prohibition cocktails and a picnic. The package features bayview room accommodations, dinner for two each night at Vinoy’s signature restaurant, Marchand’s Bar & Grill, and a couples’ swing dance lesson.
The hotel, opened in 1925 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers plenty for guests to do when they’re not learning “The Charleston,” from testing their skills on the 18-hole golf course to playing tennis at the hotel’s 12-court complex. Rates start at $379 per night. For more information, call (888) 303-4430 or visit vinoyrenaissanceresort.com.
Meanwhile, from now through Sept. 30, Fisher Island Club Hotel, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, is offering The Great Gatsby vacation package on the private island.
The hotel is set on 216 acres off the tip of Miami Beach, and can only be reached by ferry or private motor yacht. The property, which features the Vanderbilt Mansion, 15 historic cottages, courtyard villas and jr. suites, and is in the final stages of a $60 million transformation of the hotel and mansion. With this package, guests will be treated to champagne or Long Island iced tea upon arrival; high-end accommodations; daily breakfast for two, complete with champagne, mimosa or bloody mary; and a departure gift.
Rates start at $610 with a minimum 2-night stay. For more information, call (305) 535-6000 or visit fisherislandclub.com.
At The Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba, travelers can take a Caribbean retreat with the Gatsby Getaway package, which ups the room category (for $19.20—get it?) and offers travelers the chance to sit back and be pampered.
They can enjoy the amenities of the 481-room resort, situated on Palm Beach, which features eight restaurants and lounges, the Palm Beach Casino, a WestinWORKOUT fitness studio, spa and activities.
The package, with rates starting at $192 per night, is available now through Dec. 19. For more information, call (877) 782-0149 with the code GATSBY or visit westinaruba.com/gatsby-getaway.