Hotel Review: The Plaza Athenee Paris

If Paris is the world capital of fashion then Avenue Montaigne, which is lined with luxury boutiques that read like a Who’s Who of world-famous fashion imperiums, is the fashion capital of Paris. The Plaza Athenee Paris Hotel is situated right smack in the middle of this eponymous avenue, with its signature red Geronium flower boxes. Luxury Travel Beat decided to make like Sarah Jessica Parker, Bono and the entire cast of Rush Hour 3 and check into the hotel.

My Beat: Paris

Few cities have been more oft mentioned, cited or quoted than Paris. The city that exudes haute in both fashion and gastronomy was only beaten by New York in this year’s Conde Nast Readers’ Travel Awards. The City of Light has something for everyone, and trying to give pin down the top 5 things to do while in Paris is an exercise in futility. Here, therefore, are 20 places and sights to inspire you before that all-important visit to Paree.