Hotel Plaza Athenee

37 East 64th Street, New York City, New York, United States, 10065

Price from: £345

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By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#21 of 80
expert-rated hotels in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Location:
2.7
2.7
Bedrooms:
4
4.0
Eating/drinking:
3.8
3.8
Public areas:
3.6
3.6
Leisure facilities:
3.9
3.9
Service:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
3.1
3.1
Recommended for:
Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Design and architecture, History, Romance

Expert review of Hotel Plaza Athenee

A European-style hotel in Manhattan with exceptional amenities.

Originally the Hotel Alrae, the Hotel Plaza Athenee opened in New York in 1984. Like its historic namesake in Paris, the hotel has built its reputation on impeccable service, luxury and exceptional amenities. I certainly feel it lives up to expectations.

Location: 

On Manhattan's Upper East Side, just a block from Central Park and many high-end retail shops. 

Bedrooms: 

The 142-room hotel mimics an urban European home. Rooms and suites are decked in a variety of colors from subtle yellows and greens to rich reds and browns and feature modern French furniture, Italian linens, sitting areas and desks. Some suites have hardwood floors, glass-enclosed atriums and balconies. Bathrooms are made of marble and feature Penhaligon’s products. Some suites have small kitchens.

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Public areas: 

The lobby was recently renovated and much care was given to restore the canvas mural that is the focal point of the ornate space. 

Eating and drinking: 

The Arabelle restaurant serves contemporary American fare in a formal setting. The dome ceiling drew my eye immediately. Afternoon Tea is served daily and if you can't stay for dinner, this is always a real treat as the tea sandwiches are a delight. The Bar Seine lounge has an international vibe and is home to the "crystal cosmopolitan," a drink sure to impress your date.

Leisure facilities: 

The 24-hour fitness center was remodeled in early 2010 and features a host of equipment. The Plaza Athenee Spa is only open to hotel guests and features eastern and western beauty services. 

Service: 

Like its sister property in Paris, the Plaza Athenee is known for impeccable service with the right amount of formality and cordiality. The New York City property didn't disappoint.

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Who stays there: 

Mature travelers and anyone wanting a quiet retreat full of history.

Price advice: 

Packages are available throughout the year including discounts for families with young children in July and August.

Pros: 
Elegant interiors
Quiet location
Cons: 
Price
Far from the action

More information on Hotel Plaza Athenee:

Price from:
£345
Type:
Hotel
Address:
37 East 64th Street, New York City, New York, United States, 10065
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
Upper East Side

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