Vasconi Architects collaborates with Jean-Phillipe Nuel for Meliá Paris

Meliá Hotels International opened its newest lifestyle hotel in Paris’ business district. With panoramic views of the city and its landmarks, Meliá Paris La Défense is the French capital’s largest four-star hotel to open in 10 years.

Created by Vasconi Architects in partnership with French interior designer Jean-Phillipe Nuel, whose work includes the revamp of Paris’ Molitor swimming pool, Meliá Paris La Défense was designed in the shape of the sail of a boat.

The new property has 369 guestrooms, including 29 suites, distributed across 18 floors. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with a rain shower and high-end amenities, and a flat-screen satellite television.


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Located on the 19th floor and set against the city’s backdrop is the Skyline Paris Lounge & Bar. The hotel also has two restaurants: Le Miroir restaurant, offering a view of the Esplanade water mirror fountain and Greek artist Takis’ "Bright Trees" installation; and the Place lobby bar and lounge, set on the ground floor of the hotel, complete with an outdoor terrace.

Meliá Paris La Défense offers Melia Hotels and Resorts signature service, THE LEVEL, with a private lounge that includes express check-in.

The hotel also provides venues for meetings and events, with over 2,775 square feet of flexible event space and eight conference rooms, which can accommodate up to 400 people. Each meeting room offers Wi-Fi and audio-visual equipment.

Also included is a 24-hour onsite fitness center located on the 19th floor, allowing guests to work out while enjoying views of the city.

Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International is one of the largest hotel companies worldwide. At present, it operates more than 365 hotels throughout 40 countries and four continents under the brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus Resorts, ME by Meliá, Innside by Meliá, Tryp by Wyndham, and Sol Hoteles.