We got a press release trumpeting the official reopening of The Plaza’s Grand Ballroom. It’s been "meticulously restored to its 1929 opulence," and had a soft opening last week as the site of a party for Chanel Fine Jewelry.
I got a sneak peak at the Ballroom last month, when it was still undergoing the renovations. Elizabeth Stribling, whose firm markets The Plaza condos, told me that the ceiling, in particular, would be restored. Apparently, that hadn’t been done since Conrad Hilton owned the place in the middle of the last century.
A lot of famous folks have passed through–and out in– the Ballroom, of course, including attendees of Truman Capote’s 1966 "Black and White Ball" and Mick Jagger’s 1993 50th birthday party.