A Century of Paris's Hôtel Plaza Athénée

By John Wogan - 2013-04-26T16:33:16Z

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Opening Day

The Hôtel Plaza Athénée—Parisian hostelry of choice for the likes of Rudolph Valentino, Grace Kelly, and Jackie Kennedy—celebrates its centennial this week. We look back at the iconic property's past, both glamorous (hi there, Dior models) and gritty (after the Liberation, American soldiers turned the dining room into their cafeteria).

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April 20, 1913: Opening day.

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