On Manhattan's Upper East Side, just a block from Central Park and many high-end retail shops.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who stays there
Mature travelers and anyone wanting a quiet retreat full of history.
Packages are available throughout the year including discounts for families with young children in July and August.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Room Service
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Quiet location
- Elegant interiors
- Far from the action