Room with a view, the Eiffel Penthouse Suite at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris
- Category: Hotel
- Created on Friday, 24 August 2012 14:27
A recent study by Italy’s Monza and Brianza Chamber of Commerce named the Eiffel Tower as the most valuable monument in Europe, valued at £343bn. The study based the Paris landmark’s value on its image, brand and visibility.
With an area of 131 square metres and composed of 2 entrances, a large bedroom, a bathroom, a living room including a huge corner sofa, a bar and a sitting room; the Eiffel Penthouse of the Hôtel Plaza Athénée possesses everything to charm its guests. The Suite boasts a 180° view over the Paris skyline and has been decorated in mahogany and sky blue, to complement the Capital's landmark and custom-made 'Ferre Brou' dark brown tower against a brilliant blue sky.
In an Art Déco style, the decoration of the Eiffel Penthouse has been carefully crafted to reflect the dark, handsome Eiffel Tower against the brilliant back-drop of the blue Paris skies; Chocolate mahogany furniture and floors are accented with rich and luxurious powder-blue silks and velvet. A mix of genuine Art-Deco furniture and specially designed pieces in Rosewood, Macassar Ebony and Mahogany characterise the Eiffel Penthouse., offering the richest of materials to complement the richest of views.
From the bedroom to the living room to the bathroom, all the rooms are equipped with large picture windows and have a unique view on the majestic Eiffel Tower which almost blends into the furniture. In fact, thanks to the latest in the art of glass technology, the opaque bathroom window can become instantly transparent at the flick of a switch, allowing guests to enjoy the view on the sparkling Eiffel Tower from their tub (or be hidden from the outside world).
The Eiffel Suite has a private lift made of glass, which leads the guests to their own private roof-terrace, stretching 28 square metres just above the living room. This luxurious bird’s nest on the roof of the Plaza Athénée offers a 360° view over the city of light making the Eiffel Penthouse feel like a truly private flat on the Avenue Montaigne.
The Hôtel Plaza Athénée, located on the prestigious Avenue Montaigne, is a member of the Dorchester Collection. Entirely redecorated, it has preserved its classical French style while adding an innovative touch. Chef Alain Ducasse oversees the entire dining operations of the Plaza Athénée and has also his own award-winning restaurant inside the hotel. The Bar du Plaza Athénée is the trendy place to be and to be seen.