December 11, 2017
Twenty-five years ago, child actor Macaulay Culkin and The Plaza hit the box office in Home Alone 2.
Mr. Culkin played a young boy who accidentally boards a flight to New York instead of Florida and ends up in the big city alone without his family.
With his father’s credit card, the character Kevin stays at The Plaza to celebrate the holidays alone.
Decades later the holiday film is still considered a hit, with kids and adults wishing they could stay at The Plaza in the same way as Kevin.
These fans actually have the opportunity to do so with The Plaza’s “Live Like Kevin” campaign. Throughout the hotel grounds, various nods to the film are being implemented during the holidays for the 25-year celebration.
For instance, the Todd English Food Hall at the hotel will feature a '90s-inspired menu featuring childhood favorites, but with a high-end twist. Snacks such as Funyons, Lunchables, Punch and Sunny D are all getting the luxury treatment with the limited-edition menu.
The property has also included a photo experience in which guests are superimposed into the movie.
Guests can order the Home Alone 2 Anniversary Package in which they receive a specialized backpack, a Home Alone paint can including all the DVDs as well as a special anniversary Blu-ray and a complimentary in-room ice cream sundae cart.
The Plaza has partnered with another popular kid comedian for a video to celebrate. Ms. Ryan stars in a short video, shared on social media, in which she creates some of the film’s popular scenes.
Set to the frantic and well-known score of the film, Ms. Ryan rushes around New York in the same manner as Kevin did.
The clip shows Ms. Ryan eating popcorn while watching Home Alone 2 in a theater. Then in a limo, she sticks her head out the window shouting, “Pizza