Le Meurice – Paris

Posted on 02 April 2011

The Hotel Le Meurice is the quintessential Paris “grand palace” hotel with modern design twists sprinkled in.  The hotel, throughout three centuries has maintained a sublime reputation as a permanent Parisian embellishment. The clientele has mainly been the elite aristocracy among upper crust British travelers. Franklin, Roosevelt and innumerable dukes and duchesses from all over the world have all stayed at one of the most famous luxury hotels: Le Meurice. The high-class hotel has hosted events like Coco Chanel’s debut Chanel fashion shows in the 1930′s and also celebrations like Picasso and his wife’s wedding.  Salvador Dali spent at least one month every year at the hotel amongst many other famous artists and celebrities who are still regulars at Le Meurice. The hotel has kept its reputation and is today a five star hotel in the heart of Paris overlooking the Jardin de Tuileries (convenient for Paris Fashion Week) with the Eiffel Tower in the distance.

The hotel has been renovated and enlarged 4 times whereas the last renovation was in 2007 with the acknowledged French product designer Philippe Starck. Each of the renovations has contributed to progress the modernization and the embellishment within the original Le Meurice spirit.

The hotel has 160 rooms and suites, each room is unique and carefully deliberated. The hotel’s rooms look exactly like elegant 18th century homes, where the past meets the present with a sense of humor but most of all with an accomplished glamour that is not to be found in too many other hotels. Some rooftop suites have panoramic 360-dregress view over Paris, some rooms have hand painted ceilings depicting the sky and others look exactly like an elegant 18th century Parisian apartment with fabrics papering the walls. All with their individual charm and glamour. Also there are 2 presidential suites with Butlers if required.

Le Meurice has two top restaurants: The restaurant ‘Le Meurice’ and ‘Le Dalí’. The restaurant and the hotel itself contains the spirit of Dalí – it is where your most surreal dreams become true. The Hotel’s Head Chef has been awarded with the highest order of the Michelin Guide – 3 stars. The French cuisine when it is best. Last but not least the Hotel has a lavish bar; The Bar 228, where decadent cocktails are served in an authentic Parisian upper-class interior with Philippe Starck decorations in dark wood and under a hand painted ceiling depicting the evening sky.

Staying at one of the unique suites or rooms at the Hotel Le Meurice, dining at one of the two top hotel restaurants or drinking one of the more that 50 whiskies and malts served in crystal glasses in Bar 228 undoubtedly give you a very special experience where you feel home away from home in the most elegant soundings.

228 Rue de Rivoli 75001
Paris, France
01 44 58 10 10
www.lemeurice.com

 

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