New York City's Plaza Hotel Wants to Teach You about Etiquette


New York City’s The Plaza has just launched a series of etiquette courses designed to enrich you about the essentials of proper decorum in modern day business, social and dining affairs. The courses were conceive in partnership with the globally-acclaimed Myka Meier of Beaumont Etiquette, bringing to the United States a first-of-its-kind finishing program.

Each course, taught in English, will be taught by Meier herself who was in turn trained by a former member of The Royal Household of Her Majesty the Queen. The courses will be based on Western etiquette and touch on the fundamentals of American, British and European customs. A dual British-American citizen, Meier has attended a series of finishing schools in England and Switzerland.

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Two programs are available with the new offerings, including The Plaza Proper Etiquette Evenings and The Plaza Weekend Finishing Program. Limited to 20 students per class, The Plaza Proper Etiquette Evenings are held on Wednesday evenings at The Plaza’s Palm Court, for adults aged 21 and above. Held over cocktails and canapés, the topic-specific classes are subject to availability and are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.

As for the Plaza Weekend Finishing Program with Beaumont Etiquette, anyone from ages 18 and above are invited to participate in a weekend-long journey that explores seven etiquette categories, from formal dining etiquette to subjects pertaining one’s style and deportment. The intensive course is the more hands-on of the two, and features guest lecturers and even a certificate at the end.

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