Situated on Montaigne Avenue will stunning views of the Eiffel Tower and right next door to the couture house of Christian Dior, the Hotel Plaza Athenee has epitomized haute couture in Paris since her opening in 1913. However, the recent $268 million partial renovation has transformed this luxurious retreat into a crown jewel amid the Dorchester Collection hotels.
Filled with 194 guestrooms, 46 of which are luxurious apartment suites, the Hotel Plaza Athenee boasts lush designer silks, velvets and damasks, Swarovski chandeliers and an Art Deco ambiance that is unrivaled by any of the Paris competition. While the renovation provided plenty of updating, the iconic façade complete with sumptuous geraniums still captures the eye and the imagination of which the Plaza Athenee Paris is known.
The Restaurant Plaza Athenee also received a makeover in the renovation, attracts the beautiful and the famous with inspired cuisine by Alain Ducasse paired with elegance and a fun experience marked by chandeliers and interesting decorative touches chosen by the master chef himself.
In 2012, the Hotel Plaza Athenee received the official designation of palace, which the French reserve for only the most deserving of luxury hotels. With the splendor and opulence that greets guests as soon as they step inside, the updated Plaza Athenee captures that spirit even more. From the 4,844-square-feet Royal Suite to the Eifel Suite that offers dazzling views of the iconic landmark, the hotel captures the beauty and luxury that one can only find in Paris.
What: The Dorchester Collection recreates the Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris to create modern luxury bound in iconic traditions.
Where: Situated on Avenue Montaigne, overlooking the Eifel Tower and sitting amid classic haute couture houses.
Why: The Dorchester Collection’s trademark beauty, luxury and service set in a palatial, romantic setting in Paris. ($1,188 – $4,856)