Hôtel Plaza Athénée
What We Love
- 24/7 room service ordered via iPad
- The fresh flowers in every room and all the public spaces
- The pillow and linen menus
What To Know
- Want those Eiffel Tower views through floor-to-ceiling windows? Book the Parisian Eiffel suites
- The hotel has strollers for loan, all made by Red Castle, painted in the hotel’s colors and branded with the logo
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Bring your best bling to this Parisian landmark, which exudes luxury from every one of its aged but perfectly tended pores. From the distinctive red awnings to the window boxes overflowing with geraniums, the Plaza Athénée leaves no room for doubt: this is the grande dame of the city’s hotel scene. A recent renovation by designer Marie-José Pommereau refreshed the rooms, which have either an Art Deco (the seventh and eight floors) or a Regency look and a flower-tone palette set off by the rich silks and damasks that adorn the windows, chairs, and beds. The Alain Ducasse restaurant, newly redesigned by Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, is flat-out bonkers: with its glittering silver banquettes, bright white walls and massive crystal-drop chandeliers, it’s what decadent dining might look like on a luxury space station. Le Relais Plaza, meanwhile, is more relaxed with its brasserie menu and regular clientele of business people and diamond-encrusted ladies who lunch. Allow the staff to pamper you silly, with gifts and chauffeured limo rides, before going for a massage at the spa, which is—what else?—Dior.
In the Area
If you’re staying here, money is no object, so wander down the Avenue Montaigne and pick yourself up some fabulous fashion. Armani, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and other similar names are all within steps of the hotel. When you’re tired of shopping, you can stroll over to the Avenue des Champs Élysées, pausing first at the Asian-influenced and très chic Market, a Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant, for an elegant brunch of eggs Benedict with pata negra or salmon sashimi. The stunning Grand Palais, one of the city’s most iconic buildings and home to excellent art exhibits and glorious gardens, is a ten-minute walk. Just around the corner from the hotel is La Maison de la Truffe, an elegant brasserie where the menu (and the stock in the adjacent boutique) is dedicated to the truffle.
How to Get There
Having stayed here many years ago, I found the renovation spectacular. This is a landmark and a very well located hotel. The Concierges are excellent and so is all the staff in the front desk. Everything in the hotel is incredible although there is one small thing that I would change which is the outdated Guerlain bath products which are really bad. Breakfast is also amazing!
a typical french style building situated on the Avenue Montaigne, a few steps away from Champs Ellysee. Beautiful and spacious rooms and very friendly staff. If you get a room with a view you can see the Eifel Tower. Beautiful view in the evening.
Plaza Athénée is an amazing property perfectly situated on Avenue Montaigne in the 8th arrondissement near the Eiffel Tower, Trocadéro, Ave. des Champs-Elysées and more. The property is beautifully maintained and visually stunning. The service is second to none. Staff at the front door, front desk, concierge desk, restaurants and housekeeping and spa (just to name a few) are professional, polite, efficient, and multilingual. Hotel staff do their best to look after every little detail of your stay, to make it as effortless, memorable and enjoyable as possible. Nothing is overlooked. The rooms are large and well appointed and the washrooms are clean and spacious. Housekeeping comes twice a day so that your room looks as perfect at bed time as it does upon checking in. Slippers and amenities are provided and of top notch quality. You will not regret your decision to stay here.