Opposite the world-famous Tuileries Garden and all the major city landmarks of Paris, Le Meurice hotel dates back to 1835 and embodies a fine French palace hotel. Now, the hotel which has hosted artists and thinkers from Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso to Woody Allen and Jay-Z, has refurbished its 29 rooms and suites.
The hotel’s interior designer of 10 years, Charles Jouffre, invited two young designers Margaux Lally and Luc Berger of interior design studio Lally & Berger, to create a new vision for the hotel – a member of the prestigious Dorchester group. Lally & Berger were inspired to create a modern-day Versailles and to make the most of the hotel’s vistas.
All suites feature their own unique views that extend out across the Tuileries Garden, the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Les Invalides, Arc de Triomphe and beyond.
The crème-de-la-crème of rooms is the Belle Etoile Suite seventh-floor penthouse suite – with 360-degree views of Paris. The suite and garden terrace covers 620 square metres and includes up to three connecting bedrooms, making it one of the most spacious suites in Paris.
Within the Belle Etoile Suite, highly-skilled French craftsmanship is featured throughout, including hand-painted clouds in the ‘boudoir’; a bespoke staircase inspired by the branches of the Tuileries Garden trees; Declercq Passementiers trimmings; Laval furniture and Meljac fittings; and contemporary artworks by Carole Benzaken. The marble bathroom is filled with natural daylight thanks to three windowed walls, and includes a whirlpool bathtub and views of Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur.
The landscaped terrace has been designed by Pierre Alexandre Risser to mirror the Tuileries Gardens.
Aside from its stunning rooms, the hotel also features a restaurant by two Michelin-starred French chef Alain Ducasse; and the ‘World’s Best Pastry Chef’, Cedric Grolet.
The Belle Etoile Suite from is priced from €18,000 per night.
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