Plaza Athénée

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Champagne and haute couture

Red is the colour, elegance the obsession and refinement the art of living.

Opened in 1911 and for many years considered as a luxury hotel of less importance than the glorious Crillon and the Ritz of the époque, the Plaza was rediscovered in the 1980s thanks to the American's infatuation with its location, its exceptional setting and a formality which is far more modern than that found in other grand Parisian hotels.

An Art-Deco flavour inspires the place and lends a gaiety, bursting with life, from the majestic entrance hall to the garden courtyard, passing through the Gallery des Gobelins, where the art and the noble materials create a sparkling setting.

Now a member of the Dorchester Collection, the Athénée Plaza is an obligatory stopover for all the business men and personalities of the New World, who find here an expression of the Parisian luxury and charming way of life, as well as a meeting place for their business.

Its elegant facade is covered with window boxes from where, in all seasons, dazzling bouquets of bright red geraniums overflow. The path which marks the hotel's entrance constitutes a row of luxury cars, with brand new sports models being the most common.

Its 188 bedrooms are decorated in Louis XVI style, whilst the suites and exceptional suites have an Art-Deco style. The most recent include the Royal Suite, which is 500 metres squared, and the Eiffel Terrace Suite, with a 180 degree view of the Paris skyline.

Five restaurants feed this luxury hotel, including Le Relais Plaza, the most chic art-deco brasserie in Paris and Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, one of his most reputable gastronomic restaurants.

The interior patio, with walls covered in greenery and with tables protected by red parasols is a source of calm and refreshment in the heart of Paris during summer time, and there is the opportunity to change decor and install a little ice rink during winter time. Regarding service, it is assured by personnel consisting of more than 520 employees, trained to receive the most demanding of clients.

 

The clientele

There is one surprising thing with the Plaza; it's the fascinating charm that it exercises over such a large South American clientele. The chic Brazilians will only hear of the Plaza, the Mexicans too, and of course the Argentineans. The North Americans have made this place one of their Parisian classics. To summarise, one finds an international clientele there who wants to live well and treat themselves, to discover Parisian gastronomy in a sparkling luxury.

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Plaza Athénée

25 avenue Montaigne

Metro station : Alma - Marceau