Located in the city of love and the avenue of couture – the Hôtel Plaza Athénée is a tailor-made hotel that invokes the fashion-lover from within and dazzles guests with its glitz and glamour. Surrounded by 1900 geraniums, the Hotel shines like a faraway palace fit for royalty – and rightly so. Attracting elite from all over the world, the destination offers Michelin-star dining, bespoke living, and an ultra-luxurious ambiance. Gaining popularity from its appearances in blockbuster movies like “The Devil Wears Prada” – the hotel has certainly made itself the place to be.

Location

What makes Hôtel Plaza Athénée the crème de la crème for a Parisian stay?

The prime location of the Plaza has made it a haven for travelers. Situated on 25th Avenue Montaigne, also known as the “Avenue of Couture”, this boutique hotel is a walking distance away from some of the best designer boutiques in the world – and yes, that includes the mighty Dior. On the other hand, a stay in the Hôtel Plaza Athénée means a gorgeous view of the glistening Paris skyline; with the Champs-Elysées on one end, and the symbol of love, the Eiffel tower, on the other.

Key Facts

  • the Plaza Athénée is highly convenient for visitors – a short five-minute walk from the George V Tube Station
  • located merely four kilometers away from the center of the city, getting to and from the hotel is easy for guests staying for all purposes; be it work or pleasure 
  • a short walk away from the hotel stands the historical Grand Palais

What is special?

  • take a walk down the Avenue Montaigne, shopping at designer boutiques and feeling as if you are featured in a Sex and the City movie
  • enjoy the glistening lights of the Eiffel tower on a starry night 
  • feel the blooming orchids fill your hearts with happiness, and the vibrant geraniums bring a smile to your face

What do the guests say?

  • a stay on New Year’s Eve is a favorite for guests, who enjoy a breathtaking view of the fireworks by the Eiffel Tower in the comfort of their grand rooms
  • an Instagram-worthy picture in front of the geranium façade of the hotel is a must-do when there
  • visitors found the hotel closest to the heart of Paris, and thus highly convenient for all their endeavors

Accommodation

Will I have views of the Eiffel Tower from my room? Will I have to worry about noise from the busy streets?

The Hôtel Plaza Athénée upholds a mighty array of 208 rooms and suites. As you enter the hotel, you are greeted with a welcome drink, and taken to your accommodation. Each room is fully air conditioned with a vast display of amenities including cable channels, a mini-bar, in-room safe, and more. Portraying bespoke furniture and a grand living area, dresser, and terrace – the Hôtel Plaza Athénée offers visitors a home away from a home.

Key Facts

  • the rooms are soundproofed so guests do not have to worry about keeping their spirits nor volumes low 
  • there are separate, customized facilities for differently-abled guests including wheelchair access, different rooms, and customized toilets
  • guests can opt for rooms providing surreal views; ranging from the glorious Eiffel Tower to the wondrous garden courtyard

What is special?

  • relax in the luxurious interiors after a busy day, as you put on some soothing music and drift off to sleep in the plush comforts of a king-sized bed
  • order in through room-service for delicacies bound to tantalize your taste buds, and leave you wanting more
  • enjoy your vacation with your pets as Hôtel Plaza Athénée is one of the very few hotels that allow pets (small dogs) to be with you during your stay

What do the guests say?

  • newlyweds who booked the Bridal Suite for their wedding night are impressed with the quick room service and lovely interiors
  • guests who visit with infants love how the hotel is so children-friendly; from offering cots to DVDs and videos fit for child viewing 
  • visitors love the quiet and intimate ambiance of their rooms

Pools & Spa

I want to treat myself to some luxurious pampering during my stay. What type of spa services are available at Hôtel Plaza Athénée?

When in search of rejuvenation, make your way to the delightful Dior Institut Spa of the Hôtel Plaza Athénée – a truly one-of-its-kind spa. Whether man or woman, the spa offers a variety of services for all. From detoxifying facials to anti-aging treatments through microabrasion, revitalizing massages to beautification for the hands and feet – there is a lot in store for everyone. Simply take your pick in the multitude of spa treatments available or dip your feet in the private swimming pool to refresh yourself.

Key Facts

  • accessing the spa and wellness center is easy and free of charge for guests 
  • pamper yourself with a Sauna treatment or a Turkish bath
  • the microabrasion techniques make use of premium Sapphire crystals

What is special?

  • feel your fatigue fade away with a Revitalizing Escape massage – stimulating the body’s vital flow and finished off with an energizing facial treatment 
  • make your way to the spa for a Dior Prestige facial and leave with your skin feeling silky soft
  • get your nails done – luxury style – or enjoy the feeling of newfound vitality with a powerful foot reflexology treatment

What do the guests say?

  • guests especially like the idea of babysitting services that allow them to head off to the spa for their treatments, while well aware of the safety of their children
  • the designer products in the spa make guests feel like a celebrity for the duration of the treatment, with all their needs taken care of in a moment’s span
  • male guests especially love the idea of a spa for men’s treatments – an idea seldom found in many places

Culinary

Will I have a variety of dining options at Hôtel Plaza Athénée?

When at Hôtel Plaza Athénée, luxury dining awaits you. Home to five restaurants and bars, the dining is supervised by none other than the globally-acclaimed chef, Alain Ducasse. Taking Haute Cuisine a notch higher, you can head over to the three Michelin-star restaurant, Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée for an evening of pure lavish fine dining. Or enjoy contemporary French cuisine at the Le Relais Plaza. For a night of partying, however, move to the Le Bar for its lively atmosphere and varied cocktail menu.

Key Facts

  • The Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée ranks 16th in “The World’s Best 50 Restaurants”
  • the La Cour Jardin and La Terrasse Montaigne offer alfresco dining 
  • the La Galerie is open for dining all day, with a special resident harpist who mesmerizes all guests with his lovely tunes as they munch on their favorites

What is special?

  • make your mornings memorable as you nibble on some Parisian delicacies and freshly baked pastries in the restaurant
  • have a light afternoon snack in the La Terrasse Montaigne as the sunlight streaks through the breaks in the canopy, illuminating the gorgeous alfresco dining setup
  • sip on some of the finest Dom Pérignon champagnes in the Le Bar as the DJ drops the beat in the background

What do the guests say?

  • guests who wished to cut down on their calorie intake during the stay, are widely impressed by the separate diet menus
  • hosting the wedding dinner is an absolute treat for newlywed guests who are in awe of the décor and food
  • the always changing seasonal menu in the La Cour Jardin is loved by visitors who can enjoy fresh produce and differing delicacies on each visit

Activities

What entertaining things can I do during a stay at Hôtel Plaza Athénée? Are there any activities on offer?

When staying at Hôtel Plaza Athénée, the ambiance of the hotel urges you to stay indoors at all times – simply taking in the luxury interiors. Yet, if you wish to change the sights – head over to the fitness center. With an array of state-of-the-art machines – embrace your fitness goals while holidaying! Or, if in the mood for an enlightening excursion, make your way to the wine cellar. Of course, if all else seems bland; a walk down the road to the nearest Armani or Prada store might just be what you need for uplifting your spirits.

Key Facts

  • the fitness studio includes a wonderful trainer, urging guests to meet their fitness goals 
  • the wine cellar, La Cave du Plaza Athénée, has a wide collection of about 35,000 bottles of wine, allowing groups of up to 12 people for the tasting
  • as soon as winter arrives, the Le Cour Jardin restaurant transforms into a skating rink

What is special?

  • wander through the multitude of wines as Gerard Margeon, teller of the wine secrets, spills it all in an enlightening tour
  • enjoy a shopping spree on a girls’ night out, as you and your friends take over Avenue Montaigne
  • enhance your muscles and get those curves as your personal trainer assists you on your fitness journey

What do the guests say?

  • while guests express they don’t usually like to visit the gym when on holidays, the great machinery and hospitable trainer encourages them to pursue some physical activity during their stay
  • the limousine services provided by the hotel means guests can venture out for their city excursions in luxury and style
  • guests who travel as large families love the wine tasting tours – terming it as a unique feature of their visit

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