One lucky Instagram follower—including travel agents—has a chance to experience the Marilyn Monroe lifestyle at The Lexington Hotel, Autograph Collection in NYC.
The Lexington Hotel in Midtown Manhattan is celebrating what would have been Marilyn Monroe’s 93rd birthday by offering Instagram followers the chance to win a 2-night stay in her former residence, now known as the Norma Jean Suite.
To enter the drawing, users must be following @TheLexingtonHotel on Instagram, like the account’s dedicated post in honor of Marilyn Monroe, and then tag a friend in the comments section of that post. The winner will be selected at random and notified via DM.
Marilyn Monroe and legendary New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio called the suite home during their brief marriage in the 1950s. The recently redesigned 600-sq.-ft space features a spacious living room and dining area that leads out to a 200-sq.-ft. private terrace. Interior design firm Fringe have styled the suite with a color palette of black, white and blush, complemented by pops of red, symbolic of Marilyn’s favorite lip color.
The space has been designed with an Art Deco aesthetic that provides a nod to Hollywood glam, and includes thoughtful details that evoke Monroe and DiMaggio’s residence. Guests will find a Louisville Slugger baseball bat propped in the couple’s umbrella stand, bags from Bloomingdale’s in the walk-in closet, and monogrammed Dorothy Draper cocktail glasses as well as a vintage champagne bucket of Dom Perignon in the bar.
The Lexington Hotel itself was built in 1929 and showcases the design, architecture and style of the period. As well as Monroe and DiMaggio, the hotel has also hosted guests such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Arthur Godfrey and Dorothy Lamour, who was also a resident.
For more information visit lexingtonhotelnyc.com.