Situated at 25 Avenue Montaigne (8th arrondissement), the Hôtel Plaza Athénée, like Le Meurice, is owned by the Sultan of Brunei, with both Palaces belonging to the Dorchester Collection. Opened in 1913 and just a stone’s throw from the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées inaugurated the same year, the Palace offers 154 rooms and 54 suites, with decor varying by floor: classical, Louis XVI and Regency era, or Art Deco.
In 2013, the Plaza Athénée celebrated its centenary and connected its historic building with 4 adjoining properties on the famous Avenue Montaigne and adjacent streets. Now 5,500 m2 larger, the hotel has 14 new rooms and suites, as well as a new conference hall and 3 new private salons in a ballroom style.
A true haute couture establishment.
Haute cuisine with a designer touch
Having already redesigned the bar, Patrick Jouin, a disciple of Philippe Starck, and his partner Sanjit Manku directed the renovation of the Michelin-starred restaurant Alain Ducasse at Plaza Athénée. Elegant design and superb flavours combine to create an unparalleled dining experience. For lovers of wine and spirits, the hotel’s exceptional wine cellar offers an incredible 35,000 bottles.
This Palace hotel is also renowned for its pastry chef Angelo Musa (Meuilleur Ouvrier de France since 2007 and winner of the World Pastry Cup 2003), its Dior Institut (whose fashion house is also located on Avenue Montaigne) and the ice rink installed in its courtyard at Christmas.