The Plaza Athénée dominates the most fashionable avenue in Paris. A stone’s throw from big housesthis establishment at thetypical Haussmann architecture is a true symbol of the French art of living. At the time already considered one of the leading figures of haute couture, Christian Dior comes to draw inspiration from it. Frequented by high society, it was ultimately the style of dress of the ladies who ran the hotel that inspires the designer with its various collections.
Already highly prized, the Plaza Athénée today attracts the biggest stars from around the world, who come to visit the city, admire the Eiffel Tower and stroll through the streets of the right and left banks. Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Lena Situations, Pharrell Williams… Although everyone had already adopted it, the hotel’s starred table has even managed to gain unanimous support from the greatest starred chefs. We discover this exceptional address.
The most couture palace in Paris
In 1913, the Plaza Athénée opened its doors close to the Champs Elysees Theater. Already frequented by celebrities of the time, this typically Parisian palace has continued to shine ever since. Often in the limelight, the Plaza Athénée became the location for many film shoots such as The devil wears Prada, The Heartbreakerand series like Sex and the City And Emily in Paris. Music, cinema, fashion… The biggest names roam the corridors of this emblematic hotel. Guided tour.
The Plaza Athénée forged its reputation by giving birth to our icons. From now on, its red shutters and its view of the Eiffel Tower are an integral part of the backdrop for a Parisian getaway. In this eclectic hotel then merge the traditional French cachet and the splendor of an art deco signed Bruno Moinard and Claire Bétaille. Deluxe Suite with terrace, Superior Room… The palace welcomes its customers in a personalized and absolute luxury : an intimate place touching the finger the comfort of a Parisian apartment with a service worthy of the greatest establishments. From the red bands sewn on the bedding sets to the millimeter lighting, every detail finds its place at the Plaza Athénée
Our favorite : the Eiffel Suite is one of the best kept secrets in Paris. With a breathtaking view of one of the most beautiful jewels of the city, the Plaza Athénée welcomes its most privileged customers in a real prestigious setting of 95 m2. Guerlain toiletries, fresh flowers, king size bed and embroidered Beltrami linen… In short, the ideal address in which to put down your luggage and walk in the footsteps of the greatest creators who have made Paris the city of all possibilities.
A Christian Dior temple of well-being
Whether Christian Dior is inspired by hotel guests to deliver its emblematic collections, the establishment’s spa pays homage to the haute couture house by instituting in its heart, a true sanctuary of well-being and bespoke jewel: the Dior spa. In the program : modern care, sensory awakening of the bust : a revitalizing stopover combining facial and body treatments… A sequence of delicate and deep touches for a parenthesis self care high-flying.
Tailor-made gastronomic offer
More than just a pied-à-terre, it’s a real temple of French gastronomy. The greediest choose from the 5 bars and restaurants of the establishment : a real dilemma when we know the identity of the one who hides under the hat of some of them.
Jean Imbert succeeds Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée, a major challenge for this young 42-year-old chef who takes up the torch of the most starred chef in the world. At the head of the hotel’s eponymous restaurant, at the helm of the Relais Plaza and La Cour du Jardin, “The chef of the stars” book cuisine revisited from the national repertoire: lobster and lobster or Richelieu beef.
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A eclectic experience mixing all the senses: sight, taste and even touch through the delicacy of the fabrics.
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