Jackie’s Pick: Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris, France
Between the romance floating in the air, the rich pastries, wine, and food, the art and the architecture, there is not a stone I plan to leave unturned when I finally make it to the City of Light. Paris was a place I’ve been dreaming of for years but wanted to hold off on until I was head-over-heels, madly in love, a girl doesn’t want to waste her top of the Eiffel Tower kiss on just any old frog. So now that I have my forever prince, it’s time to plan a dream Parisian getaway!
And while my actual trip may not look quite like this, in dream travel land I’d be staying at the iconic Hotel Plaza Athénée, which just reopened its doors this August! I mean, who wouldn’t want to have a Carrie Bradshaw in Paris moment?
Balcony views of the Eiffel Tower aside, the luxurious hotel’s Dior Institut spa is a showstopper! The spa features five cabins with white and grey linens, the colors of the House of Dior; iconic Christian Dior metal chairs; and specific lights for each stage of treatments. The spa itself has a sauna, steam baths and fitness room, a sunken relaxation room with a tea corner and fainting sofas where guests can relax, watch fashion shows on big-screen TVs and marvel at the Patrick Ribes-designed marble floor under a glass-covered fountain, which showcases the palace initials and Murano blown-glass lamps!
Photo courtesy of Hotel Plaza Athénée