The 5 Stars Shine Bright at Hotel Plaza Athénée Paris

The famed luxury hotel Plaza Athénée Paris is part of the eminent Dorchester Collection and it simply defines Parisian elegance. It's easy to spot the signature red awnings on posh Avenue Montaigne. Just follow the trail price tags from haute couture shops like Christian Dior, Prada, and Chanel and you'll soon find yourself in front of the Athenée.

Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris

The Plaza Athénée Paris, an 1889 Art Nouveau marvel, has seen more than its fair share of celebrity guests including Jackie Kennedy, Gary Cooper, Josephine Baker, Rudolph Valentino, Maurice Chevalier, Grace Kelly, and even Mata Hari. But you don't have to be a celebrity to relax in the quiet courtyard draped in vines and dotted with red geraniums. Rooms either overlook the courtyard with awnings and parasol-shaded tables or overlook Avenue Montaigne with views of the Eiffel Tower. During Paris Fashion Week, the bar at the Athénée becomes the unofficial headquarters for designers and models alike.

What You Can Expect at the Plaza Athénée

As a Five Star Luxury Palace, the highest rating a hotel in France can receive, you can expect the rooms to be to-die-for gorgeous with marble floors, a choice of Louis XVI, Regency or Art Deco styling. Sometimes it's the little things that set luxury hotels apart. like 100+ TV channels in 20 different languages, 200 films on request, and a music library of 5000 titles. Of course, there's a DVD player and WiFi, plus a phone with two lines.

Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris
Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris

When's the last time you saw a hotel pillow menu? Choose among osteopathic or synthetic pillows, pillows made from wheat or horse hair, pillows for destressing and pillows for beautifying. Hypo-allergenic linens are also available upon request. The hotel is also renowned for its soothing Dior Institute spa.

There's also a mini-bar loaded with 80 different drinks and concotions There are five in-house restaurants to choose from including the Alain Ducasse, where possibly the most-famous Paris chef oversees the menu and two Michelin stars. There are 35,000 bottles of wine in the cellar.

If you're traveling on business, the business center, the secretarial services, and personal assistants will help you get your work done. A team of 500 employees is dedicated to keeping the Plaza Athenée Paris one of the country's top-rated hotels. Recently the Athenée has switched over to free WIFI, allowing us to give it the highest-possible rating.

Hotel Plaza Athénée Paris

Paris Insiders Rating — Superb Plus
Free WIFI (Yay!)
25 Avenue Montaigne
8th Arrondissement

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