As Paris wakes up this fall, recently waiving testing requirements for vaccinated visitors, the city’s luxury offerings have followed suit.
Luxury hotels launch new restaurants – The Hotel Plaza Athénée recently unveiled the new restaurant Le Relais Plaza and the Ritz Paris serves well-mixed cocktails in its new bar. But Le Meurice from the Dorchester Collection welcomes travelers once again with brand new suites.
Le Meurice is already known in Paris for having some of the city’s most opulent suites. The proof? Their Belle Etoile penthouse – featuring an exceptional private terrace from which guests can see 18 Parisian monuments, four bedrooms and a marble bathtub that Caesar himself could not have imagined – is on the radar of luxury travelers since its completion in the summer of 2019.
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However, as of this fall, the hotel has completed 20 brand-new suites – each offering a view of the Louvre, the elegantly decorated gardens bordering the museum, the famous Place de la Concorde and, of course, the Eiffel Tower. The new suites combine French modernity with the 18th century design of the Old World for which Le Meurice is known. The decor also has a playful element, with pastel-colored trims, proving that five-star suites don’t have to mean luxury literally.
The stained-glass windows – straight out of Ateliers Duchemin – and the wallpaper by Gournay even show the return of retro Parisian design.
The greatest source of inspiration for the design of these suites is the Tuileries Garden. The colors – especially this stunning pastel trim – reflect the gardens’ ever-changing palette, from rose blossoms in spring to yellow and orange trees in fall. As the hotel says, these rooms have a “garden spirit”.
Finally, the 20 new suites are inspired by artists either Parisians or having spent a lot of time in this city. The latest class of artistic inspirers – whose work is celebrated in the new suites – are 19th-century composer Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky and actress Blanche d’Antigny. The Art of New Suites tells the story of those artistic talents, and many more, who have shaped the style of Le Meurice over the past 200 years.
Ready to fly to Paris and spend the night in these new Tuileries-inspired suites? You can book here.