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8th Arrondissement (Champs-Élysées)

Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris

Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris, France.

Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Plaza Athenee

25 Ave. Montaigne
Paris, 75008, France
TEL: (800) 650-1842
TEL: 33-1-53-67-66-65

This hip yet plush hangout between the Champs-Élysées and Eiffel Tower is as au courant as it was when it opened in 1911, thanks to a 2000 refurbishment courtesy of its new owner, the Sultan of Brunei. Today, the balconied freestone front is covered in signature red awnings; inside, bouquets enliven nearly every surface. The bar, with a long glowing glass counter meant to resemble an iceberg, is one of the city’s hottest scenes. At the Dior Institut spa treatments incorporate the fashion house’s products. The high-ceilinged rooms mix classic marble baths and Regency- and Louis XV-style details with modern touches like remote-controlled air-conditioning and a music library with 5,000 song choices. For a fee, the hotel also offers tours of its 35,000-bottle wine cellar, led by Alain Ducasse’s head sommelier, complete with a tasting.

Room to Book:

Light sleepers who want romantic seclusion should ask for one facing the expansive vine-covered, geranium-planted interior courtyard. For less silk and more streamlined furnishings, request a room on one of the top two Art Deco–designed floors.

Insider Tip:

Ride along the Seine on one of the hotel’s red bicycles, tricked out with a basket and saddlebags, perfect for toting lunch.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Kids' Programs
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • Pet Friendly
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 146

Number of Suites: 45

Number of Restaurants: 5

Year Opened: 1911

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