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Most Over-the-Top Honeymoon Suites
Royal Suite at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris
The Romance: Fling open the windows of the über-lavish Royal Suite at this classic Parisian address and you’ll be greeted by the sight of chestnut trees lining Avenue Montaigne, the rooftops of Montmartre, and the Eiffel Tower. Inside, all is quintessential Parisian luxury, with 18th-century furnishings, two Italian marble bathrooms complete with Jacuzzi and two Turkish baths, and regal touches such as curtains embroidered with three kinds of gold thread. If you can ever bear to leave this mini-palace, take a tour around Paris in the hotel’s Maserati Quattroporte, yours to use for the duration of your stay. Then return to dine at Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, where you can toast your good fortune.
The Reality: Mon Dieu! The Royal Suite goes for about $26,000 per night.