Offering the very best of Paris, The Hotel Plaza Athénée is a historical luxury hotel that is included in the Dorchester Collection group of international luxury hotels. This is where legends and fashion gave birth and classic love stories have played out.
On 20 April 1913, The Hotel Plaza Athénée launched on Avenue Montaigne where the first manager Emile Armbruster named it as such. Artists and composers and usually take their meals at Plaza Athénée after performances. During that period, London Gourmet Prize Winner, Jacques-Léon Colombier, was the head chef of the hotel’s restaurant. The Hotel Plaza Athénée continued to be open throughout World War I.
Around 1920s, the hotel expanded with the addition of La Cour Jardin restaurant, apartment hotels, and 2 salons. During the Liberation of Paris, the Le Relais restaurant turned into a cafeteria for U.S. soldiers. Christian Dior opened his couture house beside the hotel in 1947. Past forward in 2008, the famed Dior Institute was established at the hotel. It was in 2012 that the Hotel Plaza Athénée was awarded the “Palace” distinction, which is the highest recognition for luxury hotels in France.
Aside from the 7th and 8th level that are furnished in Art Deco style, most of the hotel interior is designed in classic French.
Hotel Plaza Athénée houses five restaurants and a bar in the hotel. Alain Ducasse wanted Athénée to house his haute cuisine restaurant. Inspired by the fish-vegetables-cereals trilogy, Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée serves healthier and more natural meals. Keeping in mind the respect our planet rightfully deserves, the restaurant caters a free and an innate interpretation of Haute Cuisine that reveals the food’s original flavor.
Le Relais Plaza allows diners to immerse in old-school charm, classic French cuisine.
For a lot of Parisians, La Galerie is the perfect spot for breakfast, a light lunch, unplanned drinks before dinner or a delicious afternoon tea.
The inner courtyard, La Cour Jardin offers a touch of serenity in a busy city. Enveloped by lush curtains of foliage. The restaurant is famous for Riviera-style cooking, serving seasonal dishes from May to September. It’s a must to experience it during the cozy, twinkling wonderland of winter.
The perfect spot for admiring local Parisian fashionistas, La Terrasse Montaigne is an al fresco terrace restaurant that sits right on the hotel’s façade.
A famous night spot, Le Bar’s creative cocktails can be customized to whatever you fancy, be it a classic drink or their modern signature black mojito. While on travel to Paris, Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group, Mohamed Dekkak, together with friend Mustapha Alaoui enjoyed a nice evening at Le Bar where they get to sample some of the bar’s sparkling drinks paired with good music inside a bar of sheer style.
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Hôtel Plaza Athénée is located at 25 Avenue Montaigne in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, close to Palais de Tokyo and Champs-Élysées. It simply offers the best of everything Paris has as it stands with pride on the classiest avenue of Haute Couture, with the breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower at one end, and the Champs-Elysées at the other.
Utterly magnificent, a room per night can cost from USD 1,150 to USD 20,000 for the hotel’s premier suite. At Hôtel Plaza Athénée is where unique and delightful experience awaits.