The most Instagrammable spots at Hôtel Plaza Athénée
From the breathtakingly beautiful façade, to the incredible courtyard and enchanting restaurants, Hôtel Plaza Athénée is an Instagrammer’s dream come true. Here’s a selection of just some of our most photogenic locations.
Feature our façade
This is a hotel that was made to be photographed. From the moment you arrive at Hôtel Plaza Athénée you know you’re somewhere special. Our eye-catching red awnings and bright red geraniums lend wonderful splashes of colour that look great from any angle.
Position yourself by the entrance to Terrasse Montaigne and, keeping the camera level with your eye, shoot along the street getting the hotel at an angle. Another idea is to cross the street to give yourself a little more space to work with and ensure you get the whole hotel in your photo.
Capture the courtyard
La Cour Jardin looks beautiful at any time of day but it’s worth coming back at different times to see how the light changes and the effect this has on your photos. The seasons also make a difference, in summer there’s far more lush greenery and in winter our ice-skating rink takes centre stage.
If you stay in one of our rooms or suites overlooking the courtyard you’ll enjoy not only a haven of tranquility but also a great view from above for some impressive photos. Alternatively, when you’re standing in the courtyard, position yourself right in the middle and take a photo looking straight up to sky for an image with wonderful symmetry.
Take the stairs
From the right angle our main staircase looks to have an infinite number of floors, making it one of the hotel’s most Instagrammable spots. It’s amazing what a slight difference in the angle can make to a photo like this so be sure to take a few variations.
For added interest and a different perspective, position someone on the fourth or fifth floor of the staircase and take your photo from the sixth floor looking down.
Be dazzled by our breakfast room
Our breakfast room invites you to dine beneath a dazzling array of 10,000 Swarovski crystals, making it well-worth photographing. An early start is recommended to catch the early morning light and avoid too many guests enjoying their breakfast.
As you won’t want to miss a thing, we recommend you place yourself just inside the entrance so you can capture the entire room including those spectacular chandeliers.
Imagine capturing the beauty of Paris within your own private picture frame. Well from our oh-so-elegant Haute Couture Eiffel Suite you can. Whether you want a beautiful border, a classic city shot or an ornate framed portrait of yourself, this is the place to be.
Consider your framing so you can capture both a wonderful portrait and the glorious Eiffel Tower in one memorable shot.
Iconic landmark shot
Another of our luxurious suites offering a particularly splendid view is our Signature Eiffel Suite. This suite has its own roof terrace offering a 360-degree view from the Eiffel Tower all the way over to Montmartre.
Make yourself at home and make the most of this moment, as you’ll be spoilt for choice with so many angles and beautiful backdrops to choose from.
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