Marilyn Monroe’s personal life might have been more famous than her career. She was married three times, one of those times was to the legendary New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio. And it was during that relationship she shacked up with her husband in a suite at The Lexington Hotel in New York City. And you can now win a chance to sleep in that very room.
In honor of what would have been Marilyn Monroe’s 93rd birthday on June 1, the luxury hotel is running a contest where one lucky Instagram follower will win a two-night stay in her former residence, now known as the Norma Jeane Suite. To enter, users will have to be following @TheLexingtonHotel on Instagram, like the account’s dedicated post in honor of Marilyn Monroe, and tag a friend in the comments section of that post. The winner will be chosen at random and notified via DM.
So, what will a stay in the infamous suite look like? Well, the hotel recently redesigned the 600-square-foot room to “create an atmosphere Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio would have called home.” Black, white, pink, and red adorn the room as it’s symbolic of Marilyn’s favorite lip color. Velvet and silk furnishings and textiles are also scattered throughout evoking that old Hollywood glam vibe.
Other fun decor items include a Louisville Slugger baseball bat, an alabaster shagreen writing desk by Bernhardt, bags from Bloomingdale’s, a Chanel No. 5 bottle turned into a vase, monogrammed Dorothy Draper cocktail glasses, and a vintage champagne bucket of Dom Perignon.
And the 200-square-foot terrace is just as glamorous. There’s vintage-style Acapulco lounge chairs, a Brutalist-inspired sculpture, Capiz shell tables, and a brass daybed all paying homage to the 1950s spirit of Monroe’s heyday.
Even if you don’t win the contest, you can still book the suite for $1,200 a night.