The jewel of the Dorchester Collection, Plaza Athénée in Paris
The Hotel Plaza Athénée, part of the Dorchester Collection chain, is an historic luxury hotel in the heart of Paris. It is located on the 25th of the Montaigne Avenue, one of the most exclusive streets of the city of love, where you can find the best boutiques and haute couture houses such as Chanel, Dior or Valentino. As close to the Champs Elysees as the Eiffel Tower, this French resort has one of the best views in the region.
It is an ultra-luxury hotel and the most important jewel in the crown of the Dorchester collection. Plaza Athénée features 154 rooms, 54 suites. On its last renovation in 2014, there were added 2 buildings with 6 rooms with views of the Eiffel Tower, 8 suites, plus a ballroom next to the places for events. All of the flats are as big as a small apartment and the views of the Champ de Mars are spectacular. To top it off, this resort has five restaurants and one of the most distinctive bars in Paris.
Also, this luxurious hotel have hosted political figures, famous artists and all magnates from around the world. Here you may see musicians such as Bono or Jay-Z, along with artists like Johnny Depp. The elegance of the Athénée Square is thanks to its belonging to the old world, the art that dresses its spaces, as well as its wonderful location or the original facade with the geraniums with red roofs that adorn it.
In addition, this complex is a meeting point in the wonderful city of love due to the Le Bar du Plaza Athenee, one of the most refined and sophisticated clubs in the metropolis. This site is full of elegance for its suspended ceiling, the game of lights, its wonderful bar that together with the menu, make it the perfect place to enjoy a world-class cocktail.
Part of the charm that surrounds the Plaza of Athens are its three Michelin stars with its 5 restaurants and the main dining kitchen which is run by chef Alain Ducasse, who represents the cuisine of naturalness, inspired by the fish trilogy of fish-vegetables-cereals. A healthier and more friendly with the planet gastronomy; a free and energetic interpretation of the haute cuisine. The hotel’s cookery is defined as an elegant and idyllic display of modern French food. If it wasn’t enough, the complex has the widest wine-cellar in the city.
Among its four other restaurants are:
- Le Relais Plaza: a unique Parisian brasserie for its Art Deco design, and for its fabulous grilled food.
- La Terrasse Montaigne: the perfect place for an aperitif or dessert for its atmosphere and terrace that offers a wonderful view of the avenue.
- La Cour Jardin: the hotel’s courtyard houses a quiet, intimate and charming Parisian setting with exceptional seasonal cuisine.
- La Galerie: an ideal place to have breakfast, lunch or enjoy treats, with an environment created by harps, the perfect meeting space, something totally chic.
The complex is a paradise in the middle of the city as it houses a creation of one of the great design and haute couture brands, the Dior Institut, which is handled with the philosophy: the ultimate luxury experience for pure beauty. A site that, through its expert therapists and products of the highest quality, creates, structures and redefines the meaning of spa for immediate and lasting rejuvenating results.
Without a doubt, the Plaza Athénée will be an unforgettable experience on your next visit to Paris. Do not forget to ask about wedding packages or honeymoon celebrations, because in the city of love, here, they are experts.