Dorchester Collection’s Le Meurice hotel has unveiled 29 newly restored rooms and suites, including a spectacular penthouse suite. Pairing 18th-century opulence with contemporary chic, Le Meurice is a living and ever-changing canvas. Dating back to 1835, this unique hotel embodies the perfect French palace hotel. The scene is set by an enviable location in the heart of Paris, opposite the world-famous Tuileries Garden and overlooking the city’s major landmarks.
The artfully restored rooms and suites are spread from the third to sixth floors, all with panoramic views out across the Tuileries Garden, the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Les Invalides, Arc de Triomphe and more.
Charles Jouffre, Le Meurice’s interior designer of 10 years and creator of the sumptuous drapes at the Opera Garnier, invited two young designers, Margaux Lally and Luc Berger of interior design studio Lally & Berger, to mastermind the new vision. Known for their great passion for French craftsmanship, the duo has already created the hotel’s sublime Pompadour Suite, which is as avant-garde and beautiful as the Marquise de Pompadour herself.
The designers found inspiration by considering what a modern-day Versailles would look like. Bringing with them a certain je ne sais quoi that is both elegant and audacious, the designers have created a series of lighter and brighter spaces decorated with an array of the finest French fabrics, including silk, damask and velvet, alongside signature furniture pieces and well-thought-out artworks that recall the history of Paris and Le Meurice.