Le Meurice in Paris renovates rooms, penthouse suite

The Dorchester Collection’s Le Meurice hotel completed the renovation of 29 rooms and suites from the third to sixth floor, as well as a penthouse suite, the Belle Etoile Suite, on the seventh floor.

Charles Jouffre, Le Meurice’s interior designer of 10 years and creator of the drapes at the Opera Garnier, worked with designers Margaux Lally and Luc Berger of interior design studio Lally & Berger for the renovation. The duo earlier created the hotel’s avant-garde Pompadour Suite.

All of the newly-restored suites have views out across the Tuileries Garden, the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Les Invalides, Arc de Triomphe and beyond. In the redesign, the designers considered what a modern-day Versailles would look like if it was built now and used this as their underlying theme.


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The designers created a series of lighter and brighter spaces, decorated with an array of French fabrics including silk, damask and velvet, alongside bespoke furniture and artworks relating to the history of Paris and Le Meurice.

Crowning the Mansard roof on the seventh floor is the Belle Etoile Suite. Shades of bronze and gold, mixed with the subtle patina of lightly-aged oak, abound in this penthouse suite. The furnishings are all courtesy of the Jouffre Ateliers Créatifs. Two artworks by Carole Benzaken, presented by Gallery Nathalie Obadia, lend an extra layer of sophistication. The dining area can host up to 10 people. There is also a cinema-style sitting room and marble bathroom overlooking the Sacré Coeur in Montmartre.

The suite also has a 3,175-square-foot landscaped terrace, designed by Pierre Alexandre Risser to mirror the Tuileries Gardens. At nearly 7,000 square feet, this is one of the biggest suites in Paris.

Franka Holtmann is the GM of Le Meurice.

Photo credit: Le Meurice