Preview: Christmas in New York: Inside the Plaza

Inside the Plaza
Pleasure meets professionalism at this luxury Christmas icon… Photo: Channel 4

Christmas in New York comes to life in this behind-the-scenes look at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan: one of the most famous hotels in the world. Steeped in over 100 years of history and having featured in countless movies, the iconic Fifth Avenue institution has played host to a vast array of guests including celebrities, socialites and presidents.

The Plaza and its traditions are synonymous with Christmas in the Big Apple. We follow the staff – from butlers and chefs, to reception and housekeeping – at their busiest time of the year when there’s not a free room to be found.

From arranging a taste of Christmas movie magic with themed £3000 welcome packages to planning the hotel’s star attraction, the Grand Christmas Buffet, viewers get priority access to see how much effort goes into ensuring that 400 guests have the happiest holidays. 

Christmas in New York: Inside the Plaza – Sunday at 7pm on Channel 4