Julie Satow: The Plaza (The Secret Life of America's Most Famous Hotel) A University Club Event

Join us for a luncheon at the beautiful University Club of Chicago, where Julie Satow will discuss her new book, The Plaza: The Secret Life of America's Most Famous Hotel. 

Julie Satow
 is an award-winning journalist who has covered real estate in New York City for more than a decade. A regular contributor to the New York Times, her work has also appeared on National Public Radio, the New York PostHuffPost, and elsewhere.

This is a ticketed luncheon event. Call us at 847-446-8880 to reserve your place. The University Club has a dress code of business casual, no denim please.

About the book:

"Julie Satow's THE PLAZA expertly shows not only the characters and events that shaped one of New York's most iconic landmarks but how it became a plaything of a global class of uber-wealthy whose questionable finances often ran through tax havens and Swiss bank accounts."-- Jake Bernstein, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Secrecy World

"Covering billionaires to laundresses, charlatans to lovers, Capote to The Beatles, The Plaza captures the pulse and fortunes of 20th century New York. Millionaires such as Vanderbilt, Bloomberg, Trump, and Macklowe enjoyed themselves amidst Scotch whiskey and damask. Eloise's haunt comes to life through Julie Satow's lively writing and meticulous reporting, providing an enticing window into one of America's great institutions."-- Lisa Keller, professor of history (Purchase College SUNY) and executive editor of The Encyclopedia of New York City, Second Edition

"The Plaza Hotel has a long, sometimes storied, sometimes sordid history. All of it is compelling. People often use the expression, 'If these walls could talk...' Reading Julie Satow's wonderful and revelatory history of the fabled hostelry, I couldn't help but think that they'd talked -- a lot -- to her."-- Michael Gross, New York Times bestselling author of 740 Park and House of Outrageous Fortune

Can't make it to the event?  We are happy to arrange a signed copy for you. Give us a call at 847-446-8880.


Event date: 

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Event address: 

The University Club of Chicago
76 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603
The Plaza: The Secret Life of America's Most Famous Hotel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455566679
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Twelve - June 4th, 2019

Journalist Julie Satow's thrilling, unforgettable history of how one illustrious hotel has defined our understanding of money and glamour, from the Gilded Age to the Go-Go Eighties to today's Billionaire Row.