One of the city’s leading high-end hotels, an eternal reference for the most singular luxury, the Plaza Athénée makes every effort to make guests feel special
If being in Paris is already a reason to party, staying at Plaza Athénée promises a high-level celebration. Member of the Dorchester Collection since 2001, the hotel has undergone a series of improvements that have made the traditional space, inaugurated in 1913, even more attractive. Today with 194 apartments, including 46 suites, it has the official French distinction of palace status, a condition reflected in the real royal treatment that its guests receive.
Beginning with the food, worthy of kings and queens, commanded by Alain Ducasse for almost 20 years. Its main restaurant, the Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée won the 13th. place in the ranking of the 50 best restaurants in the world in 2017. This achievement is due to a conceptual change promoted by Ducasse in 2014 and that involved all the cuisine of Plaza Athénée.
The new approach focuses on healthy, organic foods on a menu that celebrates fish, vegetables, and cereals. The ingredients are almost all sustainable, wild and, mainly, organic. In addition, this major reinvention did not take into account only the types of raw materials. While essentially following the strand of French cuisine, restaurants now also draw on shojin cuisine – a Japanese spiritual approach to cooking vegetables.
And the big names, which keeps Plaza Athénée reinventing itself constantly, are not restricted to just one sector. Known especially as an haute couture hotel, the Dior Institute – a luxury space dedicated to beauty treatments that leads to the signature of the fashion brand – has been around for ten years. As well as Dior celebrated its 70th birthday at the hotel, it has become a new tradition in the Plaza Athénée to promote small and intimate celebrations for its most special guests who are celebrating. The mini private parties, held in the suite, are entitled to champagne, balloons and, above all, the spectacular backdrop of Paris as a plus. Amazing!
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