Book your room at Hotel Plaza Athenee
Elegance and charm 1 block from Central Park
Upper East Side
Beautifully situated on a treelined street amid historic townhouses, this hotel is 1 block from Central Park and Fifth Avenue, a half-block from Madison Avenue designer shops, and less than 1 mile from theaters.
The hotel's Arabelle restaurant showcases Continental cuisine in an elegant setting illuminated by Murano glass chandeliers. Recipient of numerous honors, Hotel Plaza Athenee is known for its personalized service.
A touch of Europe
Guestrooms are decorated in a refined, traditional style. Beds indulge with ultra-soft Italian linens and down duvets. Marble baths feature fragrant products from Paris. All rooms offer wireless Internet access.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
Hotel Plaza Athenee
At your hotel
Located on the fashionable Upper East Side, the Hotel Plaza Athenee is 1 block from Central Park and Fifth Avenue. Barneys New York and designer boutiques such as Chanel, Valentino, and Hermès are within four short blocks.
The expertly staffed concierge desk is open around the clock. Guests enjoy complimentary use of the business center, as well as the newly renovated fitness center, which features front-facing views and state-of-the-art fitness equipment; both the business center and fitness facility are available 24 hours a day. Overnight shoe shine services and the onsite Plaza Athénée Spa are also available to guests.
The elegant Arabelle restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. The Bar Seine lounge evokes exotic lands, with its red lacquered walls, onyx sconces, Moroccan olive jars, and leather floor.
Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access is available in the lobby and lounge. Children are given free tickets to the Central Park Children's Zoo, and will be thrilled to meet Babar the Elephant, the new mascot of Plaza Athenee, at a special monthly tea.
Small dogs get the royal treatment, including a bag of goodies and use of rattan beds and Ming-style bowls.
- 24-hour front desk
- Number of floors - 17
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Business center
- Coffee/tea in lobby
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Full-service spa
- Express check-in
- Express check-out
- Free Wi-Fi
- One meeting room
- Health club
- Total number of rooms - 142
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Multilingual staff
- Room service (24 hours)
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Spa services on site
- Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
- Wedding services
Available in all rooms: Wireless Internet access ( 16.2 USD / per 24-hour period )
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi
Park your car
Valet parking (surcharge)
In your room
- Air conditioning
- Cable TV service
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Climate control
- Complimentary newspaper
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Designer toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Daily housekeeping
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- In-room safe
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- In-room massage available
- Microwave (on request)
- Pay movies
- Premium bedding
- Premium TV channels
- Refrigerator (on request)
- Turndown service
- Video-game console
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
- Individually decorated
- Plasma TV
Eat and drink
Arabelle - Sophisticated Continental cuisine, with a focus on local organic produce, naturally raised meats, and pristine seafood. Seasonal menu may feature Butter-Poached Maine Lobster, Maple-Glazed Long Island Duck Breast, Grilled Dry-Aged Niman Ranch Sirloin Steak. Decor includes Murano glass chandeliers, vaulted ceiling, graceful archways, fresh flowers. Superlative, formal service. À la carte breakfast Monday-Saturday. Lunch Tuesday-Saturday. Dinner (prix fixe and à la carte) nightly except Sunday and Monday. Buffet brunch available on holidays.
Bar Seine - Amber-lit lounge decorated with Moroccan, European, and Asian art and artifacts. Red lacquered walls, leather floor, rich velvet curtains, onyx sconces, Moroccan olive jars. Bar menu and wide range of wines and cocktails, including signature Crystal Cosmopolitan. Open daily from late morning till late evening.
Bar Oppenheimer - a new pop-up bar located in the basement of the hotel via a narrow cement staircase behind the hostess stand in the lobby. There's no sign, no big door with a velvet rope, not even a hint of the bar's presence anywhere in the hotel. It was designed by Frankfurt-based artist Tobias Rehberger, who felt a desire to recreate his neighborhood bar in Germany, also called Bar Oppenheimer.
Room Service - Available 24 hours a day.
The Hotel Plaza Athenee's 24-hour fitness center offers cardio machines, each equipped with its own TV, and free weights. Chilled towels, fresh fruit, and magazines are available. Personal training and yoga sessions can be arranged in advance.
Guests enjoy discounted access to a health club with a pool, 2 blocks away.
Central Park, 1 block from the hotel, encompasses 843 acres of meadows, woods, cliffs, gardens, paths, and lakes in an emerald setting. Popular walking and running routes include Central Park Drive (closed to traffic during scheduled hours) and the path around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. The Loeb Boathouse, on a picturesque lake, rents rowboats and bicycles. The Wollman Rink offers ice-skating in the winter, the Victorian Gardens Amusement Park during the warmer months, and splendid views of the park and city year-round.
The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
The Plaza Athenee Spa features 4 private treatment suites. Each suite houses a dressing room, lounge chair, and a private steam shower. All treatment rooms offer complete spa services, including massages, facials, body wraps, reflexology, manicures, pedicures, aromatherapy treatments and a comprehensive spa menu. Specialty rooms offer Thai massage and couples massage treatments. Advanced reservations are required for massages and treatments
- Number of treatment rooms 4
- Couples treatment rooms
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
The fine print for Hotel Plaza Athenee
When you arrive
Minimum check-in age is 21
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
When you leave
Check-out time is 1 PM
How you can pay
Accepted at this hotel: Visa, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard
Pets allowed, Only dogs and cats are allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 2, Pet maximum weight in lb is 25
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
- Breakfast fee: USD 41.61 per person (approximately)
- Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 16.20 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
- Valet parking fee: USD 53 per day
- Pet deposit: USD 125 per stay
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 65 per night
We should mention
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 14 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Awards & Affiliations
- Hotel Plaza Athenee is listed in the 2010 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2012 Travel + Leisure 500.
- The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.