Reopened last summer after a stunning renovation, the century-old Plaza Athénée is looking fresher than ever. Join us as we explore this luxury hotel of the future, its amenities and its customized services.
Situated on the majestic avenue Montaigne with its haute couture stores, the Plaza Athénée hotel has been the epicenter of the French art of living in the Triangle d’or for over a century. Renovated in 2014, this palace hotel, a member of Dorchester Collection, now looks more ravishing than ever. With its 154 rooms and 54 suites elegantly furnished by Marie-José Pommereau with embroidered fabrics and silks by prestigious names for the windows, beds and armchairs, the hotel continues to play host to international stars, business people and families who enjoy French luxury. The palace spirit is everywhere, including in the two-star restaurant, Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, which enchants diners with its cuisine dedicated to “naturalness” served amid a spectacular decor by the Jouin-Manku design agency. Another culinary institution, the Relais Plaza (renovated by Bruno Moinard) is a chic brasserie that attracts a distinguished avenue Montaigne crowd for lunch and dinner. Come fine weather, the Cour Jardin, a leafy oasis at the heart of the hotel, serves a Mediterranean menu created by Mathieu Emeraud accompanied, this year, by Japanese chef, Fumiko Kono. You can also enjoy teatime in La Galerie and cocktails in the hotel’s bar under the ceiling now adorned with scrolls of deep blue fabric. Equally relaxing is the enchanting Dior Institut. The couture house has always enjoyed close links with its “neighbor” and, since all women are unique, the treatments it offers are tailor-made too. Can it get more haute couture than that? With such a wide range of services, the Hôtel Plaza Athénée more than ever deserves its title as a “Haute Couture address”.