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Few of us will forget Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw squealing for joy at the sight of the Eiffel Tower from her balcony at Plaza Athénée. Although a somewhat lonely fate awaits her at this iconic property, the rest of us can only dream of being so lucky.

Plaza Athénée is a top-notch five-star hotel located on Paris’ uber-chic Avenue Montaigne. Flanked by some of the world’s most renowned couture houses including Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Armani, it is known as one of eight Paris-based “palace” hotels (a step above the five-star rating).

This property is a member of the esteemed Dorchester Collection and not unlike its counterpart in London, is also home to Alain Ducasse. A visual marvel, this restaurant features silver banquette pods and elegant crystal drop chandeliers. The space overlooks a quaint courtyard that becomes an ice skating ring in the winter.

Back in 2013 not only did this property celebrate its centennial anniversary, but the guestrooms and suites were extensively restored. Marie-José Pommereau managed the interior design for each space and used a range of warm hues including peony, sun-infused yellow and silver in addition to damask, embroideries and silks as upholstery from top couture houses.

With regards to wellness, Plaza Athénée is home to the Dior Institut. “The ultimate luxury experience for pure beauty” is the mandate of the wellness space. It treats its experiences in a similar manner to its Haute Couture. Its highly-trained experts use products by Dior and treatments are tailored individually to the client’s needs not unlike Christian Dior’s craftsmanship.

For more information on preferential rates and offers on Plaza Athénée, please contact your Insignia Personal Assistant.

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