While the expansion happens, the Alain Ducasse restaurant, Le Bar (where we had that Baccarat cocktail), the courtyard garden, and a number of other spaces will be redesigned as well. May 2014 should see a refreshed Plaza Athénée start welcoming guests again, but if you can’t bear to be without it for so long, you also have a chance to take a piece of the hotel home. An auction of some of the hotel’s furniture and art (including the spoon and fork sculpture at the entrance of the Ducasse restaurant) will take place on October 8 by Artcurial, with available pieces exhibited between October 4 and 6.
Alternatively, staying the last weekend of September is possible in a Superior Guestroom starting from a not insubstantial €1,153 ($1,500) a night.
[Photo: JasonD for HotelChatter]