Le Meurice

Paris, France

Le Meurice’s reputation precedes it. Tempting fashionable locals and distinguished visitors from afar, guests have been sashaying through the lobby here for nearly 200 years. A palace hotel of the highest order, its timeless blueprint exudes quiet exclusivity. On the cusp of Paris’s Jardin des Tuileries, grandiose 18th-century styling is joined by the cornerstones of contempory comfort. Elements inspired by the Palace of Versailles – see the grand chandeliers and Louis XVI-style furniture – are sewn seamlessly into a fabric of the space, so much so you’d be pushed to know whether they’d been there since day one or it’s a case of expert curation (the reality’s probably somewhere in between). Modern edge comes courtesy of tastemaker Philippe Starck, who brought in subtle sparks of whimsy with Salvador Dalí as muse – the artist used the hotel as his Parisian pied-à-terre for some 30 years. Those with deep pockets might chose the Belle Etoile Suite, with its private elevator, fragrant rooftop terrace and 360-degree views of the City of Light. Though whichever suite you plump for, a sumptuous stay is a given. Worth getting out of bed for? The out-of-this-world breakfast served in the highly ornate Le Meurice Alain Ducasse, also home to the lauded chef’s degustation menus.

Key Information

  • Rooms: 160
  • Starting Rate: $1223
  • Dining: Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse
  • Drinking: Bar 228
  • At the Hotel: Spa, hammam, gym, art trails, family friendly, event spaces
  • 33144581010
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228 Rue de Rivoli, Place Vendôme, 1st Arr., Paris, 75001