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Hôtel Plaza Athénée: A Refuge For Elegance

Enjoying lunch and posing at Hotel Plaza Athenee

This story was written in collaboration with and for Hobnob Magazine. Photography by Ellen Swandiak. For full story, click on the link.

Hôtel Plaza Athénée is one of the most well-known hotels in the world, but unless you are looking for it or taking a walk on 64th street, you might not be aware of its exact location. The quiet upper east side area allows for the hotel’s privacy and this makes it the ideal hideaway. The remarkable hotel has a rich history, serving visitors since 1984. One of their most frequent and notable guests was Diana, Princess of Wales. Famous for their tasteful interiors and boutique feel, this upscale location has longevity that never goes out of style.

Our editors attended an exclusive event that allowed for a tour of all the hotel offerings, including the esteemed Valmont Spa. The event served as a reveal to their hotel rooms and restaurant re-design and upgrades. Arabelle Restaurant’s surreal sky ceiling will have you mesmerized, while bites of food from a menu created by Chef Oliver Keegan will keep you coming back. In addition, we were treated to a variety of cocktails, made by a number of guest mixologists. Hendrick’s Gin offered up a taste of their limited-edition gin, the Midsummer Solstice in a trio of cocktails. (see our review and the recipes at this link)

When it comes to personal attention and warm hospitality, Hôtel Plaza Athénée makes the cut. The upscale experience starts at the red-domed awnings outside and continues throughout your entire visit. Whether you are a traveller staying the night or New Yorker visiting Bar Seine, your visit is sure to be extraordinary and never ever rushed.

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