The Plaza Athénée is a luxury hotel located at 25 avenue Montaigne, one of the arteries bordering the "golden triangle", in the Champs-Élysées district of the 8th arrondissement of Paris. It is owned by the Dorchester Collection group, itself the hotel investment arm of the Sultanate of Brunei. It has held the French palace distinction since 2011. Its history is closely linked to that of the House of Dior. Monsieur Christian Dior was a regular here, having opened his historic boutique just a few steps away. The Plaza Athénée belongs to the very closed circle of Parisian palaces.