The Hôtel Plaza Athénée

Paris, France

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    Opulent Parisian palace on Haute Couture Avenue

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    Opulent Parisian palace on Haute Couture Avenue

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    Opulent Parisian palace on Haute Couture Avenue

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    Opulent Parisian palace on Haute Couture Avenue

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    Opulent Parisian palace on Haute Couture Avenue

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    Opulent Parisian palace on Haute Couture Avenue

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    Opulent Parisian palace on Haute Couture Avenue

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    Opulent Parisian palace on Haute Couture Avenue

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    Opulent Parisian palace on Haute Couture Avenue

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    Opulent Parisian palace on Haute Couture Avenue

Why we choose The Hôtel Plaza Athénée

The 500-plus staff members offer service on par with any hotel in the world

  • Renowned chef Alain Ducasse is behind the five dining venues
  • The 4,840-square-foot Royal Suite is the largest four bedroom suite in Paris
  • Late nights get funky at upscale Le Bar thanks to the resident DJ

There must be a way to incorporate more luxury into a hotel, but nothing comes to mind. They’ve got a private boat, for heaven’s sake-in Paris! Bottom line: The Hôtel Plaza Athénée takes the idea of a first-class hotel and elevates it beyond your wildest dreams.

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The elegant top suites with full views of the Eiffel Tower are magical.

What you need to know about the hotel

From three-Michelin-star dining to a ride on the private luxury boat, the “wow factor” is in full effect

  • The groundbreaking Dior Institut at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée offers body and facial treatments and a range of Dior products
  • The hotel’s own La Cave du Plaza Athénée is a picture-perfect spot for a private wine tasting soirée
  • We love all six of the Eiffel Suites, with amenities like a 180° terraced roof or a private fitness area and sauna

For the past 100 years, The Hôtel Plaza Athénée has been the gathering spot for international movers and shakers. All of the public spaces—and especially the restaurants and bars—are notoriously good for people watching. With its revolving door of celebrities and glitterati, you truly never know who’s going to be sipping Champagne at the next table. The hotel has blended ultra-glamorous style (Louis XVI, Regency and Art Deco) with the latest technology, creating a 208-room stunner that delivers the experience everyone wants in Paris but rarely gets.

Where is it and what's nearby

Paris is everything to everyone: historical gem, fashion paradise, culinary haven and artistic treasure

  • Stroll through some of the best museums in the world: the Louvre, Musée d’ Orsay and Grand Palais
  • Tour the one and only Champagne area to see (and sip) where the good stuff comes from
  • Versailles is Louis XIV’s spellbinding homage to opulence that you must experience to believe

The Hôtel Plaza Athénée is located on the prestigious Avenue Montaigne, the home of Parisian haute couture labels and couturiers such as Chanel, Dior and Valentino. Shopping-and not for bargains-is practically a must when staying at Hôtel Plaza Athénée. In addition to fabulous shops, the triangle d’or location puts you within an easy walk of hot spots like the River Seine and the Eiffel Tower. Views from the hotel include Avenue Montaigne’s chestnut trees, Hôtel Plaza Athénée own Cour Jardin and noteworthy vistas of the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre and the rooftops of Paris.

How to enjoy Paris

From the iron pinnacle of the Eiffel Tower, to the white stone domes of the Sacre Coeur and the multi-colored pipes of the Centre Pompidou, Paris is not short of iconic and instantly recognizable architecture

  • The Louvre is a must, though be warned it is staggeringly huge, you could easily spend a day, a week, mooching through its echoing galleries
  • For art on a more intimate scale, visit the Musée Rodin: the sculptor’s exquisite mansion is home to The Kiss and sits within gorgeous gardens
  • Head out of town to visit the Château de Versailles where the treaty that ended the First World War was signed in the lavish Hall of Mirrors

To feel the essence of Parisian romance, explore the winding, lantern-lit streets of the Marais, and sample the menus of Art Deco bistros and restaurants that twinkle below their Michelin stars. For cobbled alleys and stairways you’ll want to photograph, head to Montmartre. When your feet begin to complain, continue sightseeing from the comfort of a Bateau Mouche and enjoy the river-eye view of Nôtre Dame and Pont Neuf.

To truly indulge in the art and joy of shopping, you really need to step inside the Galeries Lafayette. The wares of this upmarket department store are stunning, but browsing can be tough when your eyes keep being drawn to the fabulous domed atrium and lavish balconies. For prêt-à-porter chic, head to rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, where you’ll find France’s leading fashion labels including Chanel, Hermès and Dior.

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    When to visit Paris

    Visit in July to witness the spectacle of the Tour de France when the city’s most famous street, les Champs-Élysées is transformed into a race track for lycra-clad skinny men. The party atmosphere throughout the city is palpable – the French love their cycling – and the final stage of the greatest cycle race on earth is celebrated by all.

  • A word from the hotel

    The Steve and Chiara Rosenblum Collection, a private collection of contemporary art designed to change the way we look at art, is open by appointment only.
    François Delahaye, General Manager

  • We say

    Very stylish—the hotel and the guests.

  • A word from the hotel

    Le Relais Plaza is the perfect example of real Parisian bistro chic where you can eat the best steak tartare in Paris. Our ‘Swingin’ Relais’ evenings are also extremely popular and definitely the place to be for guests wishing to enjoy their food with a side order of saxophone!
    Philippe Marc, Executive Chef

  • You need to know

    Make reservations in advance for Alain Ducasse.

  • A word from the hotel

    I recommend the Riva boat, a private luxury boat for a romantic promenade in Paris.
    Jérôme Poret, Concierge

  • A word from the hotel

    One of our guests once asked for a Stinger cocktail with shots of cognac Louis XIII, it was the most expensive cocktail ever served at the bar.
    Matthieu Coffineau, 1st Maître d’Hôtel

  • Awards and accolades

    Hôtel Plaza Athénée is a member of Condé Nast Traveler’s Platinum Circle, having featured in the Gold List for five consecutive years.


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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with The Dorchester Collection we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Guaranteed one category room upgrade at time of booking
  • Junior suites: upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Credit of 100 units of local currency once per stay (applied to final bill)
  • Daily full breakfast (breakfast menu only), available in any outlet including in-room dining, for up to two people per bedroom (excludes alcohol and caviar)
  • Daily unlimited internet access for unlimited number of devices (no download limit)
  • For Suite bookings (excluding junior suites): DAILY credit of 100 units of local currency per suite

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