One of the best experiences from my weekend trip to Bucharest was the hotel where I had the chance to spend it: the Athenee Palace Hilton.
When I was looking for an hotel in town I immediately fell in love with the Athenee Palace for many reasons, first of all its amazing vintage vibe and décor, being one of the oldest hotels in town in an historical building located in the heart of Bucharest. I was amazed when I read that the Hotel had more than a century of glorious history! And its history is everywhere: in the elegant hall with mirrors and antiques furniture, in the breathtaking Dance Room (one of the most beautiful vintage ball rooms I have ever seen, I was seriously thrilled when I got the chance to visit it and to take some pictures there), in the fantastic terrace with an awesome view on the Athenaeum and on the Old Town, in the retro inspired Athenee Café that I loved so much with its black and white squared floor and its purple leather chairs.
Staying in this luxury hotel was like a fairy tale for me: the amazing history of this place designed by the French architect Théophile Bradeau attracted kings and presidents, Hollywood stars and World War figures as well as historians and novelists for the last century.
But the word tradition for the Athenee Palace also means combining history with the most modern services and comfort: luxury rooms fully equipped (let me say, also one of the comfiest beds in the world!), top quality service and customer care, any type of activities for business and entertainment – fitness, sauna, restaurants, cafés or just relax, and the most helpful and kind staff ever!
I have been treated like a princess here and I was tempted to spend much of my time in this fantastic hotel but it is so close to the city center and to the vibrant Bucharest old town that you cannot help enjoying both the warm welcome of the Athenee Palace and of this surprising city, so beautiful during the day and maybe even more during its nightlife.
You can discover more about the hotel and its history or book your next stay in Bucharest at the Athenee Palace Hilton here.
Photo Credit: Milena Molinari