Hotel Plaza Athénée Fetes 100 Years in Paris

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Hotel Plaza Athenee, ParisIt’s a big birthday year for the iconic Parisian palace hotel on Avenue Montaigne (aka Carrie Bradshaw’s digs in the City of Light). The Hotel Plaza Athénée is celebrating its centennial in style—from the special Harcourt Baccarat cocktails served at the bar (pictured) to the 100th anniversary bash on April 20th, 2013, when François Delahaye, Chief Operating Officer of the Dorchester Collection, will bury a time capsule at Versailles to honor the hotel's first 100 years.

Special events and packages will be available throughout the year, including a chance to see the sold-out production of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. (Package includes one night in a junior suite deluxe or superior suite with VIP welcome; American breakfasts; two box tickets with a cocktail in a private lounge during intermission; and supper for two at Le Relais Plaza.)

Located at 25 Avenue Montaigne, the Plaza Athénée first opened its doors on April 20, 2013 at the same time as the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and quickly became a glamorous hot spot for Parisian society and A-list celebs. For more information, visit www.plaza-athenee-paris.com.

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Photo of the hotel's swank bar via Facebook.com/HotelPlazaAthenee

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