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September 2019 / Travel / by Liz Skone James

Suite Dreaming at Le Meurice

Whether you’re heading to Paris for Fashion Week later this month, or simply planning a weekend away in Europe’s most romantic city, you’ll be hard pressed to find accommodation quite as stylish as at Le Meurice.

The original palace hotel in the French capital’s historic heart has recently refurbished all 29 of its suites. Margaux Lally and Luc Berger of studio Lally & Berger were tasked with creating a series of lighter and brighter spaces, combining 18th century opulence with contemporary chic. Known for their great passion for French craftsmanship, the pair wanted to create a modern-day Palace of Versailles, decorating with silk, damask and velvet fabrics, and incorporating bespoke furnishings and hand-selected artwork reflecting the history of Paris and Le Meurice.

The most jaw-dropping transformation, though, is on the hotel’s seventh floor, where penthouse suite, the Belle Etoile, has been decked out in bronze and gold, mixed with the subtle patina of lightly-aged oak. Lavish furnishings come courtesy of the prestigious Jouffre Ateliers Créatifs, and a brand new beautifully landscaped terrace provides lucky guests with unparalleled views over the Tuileries Garden, the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Les Invalides, Arc de Triomphe and beyond. Simply spectacular.

For more details, see dorchestercollection.com/en/paris/le-meurice