Introducing the Pompadour Suite at Le Meurice

April 04, 2017

Here at Dorchester Collection, it brings us great pleasure to reveal our latest suite at Le Meurice:

the new Pompadour Suite.

 

But beyond the décor, there is a fascinating history surrounding the suite’s inspiration and namesake – the Marquise de Pompadour.

 

This newly renovated suite brings all the hallmarks of modern luxury living and effortlessly combines them with the elegance and grandeur of 18th century décor. The result is both authentic and subtly contemporary. But beyond the décor, there is a fascinating history surrounding the suite’s inspiration and namesake – the Marquise de Pompadour.

The Marquise de Pompadour was the long-standing mistress of King Louis XV of France. It’s rumoured that she first attracted the king using art, decorating her apartments with lavish furnishings and paintings by her favourite artists. Everywhere were signs of grand luxury that began to define this era of French style – from the porcelain ornaments to the rich tapestries.

 

Proudly positioned above the fireplace, a portrait of the Marquise herself takes pride of place, surveying the room she inspired.

 

When creating a new suite for Le Meurice, it seemed a fitting inspiration for a hotel famed as an 18th century palace hotel. Furnished with luxurious silk by Prelle, trimmings by Declercq and striking chandeliers by Lucien Gau, there is more than just a hint of the Marquise’s elegant touch.

Proudly positioned above the fireplace, a portrait of the Marquise herself takes pride of place, surveying the room she inspired.

 

 

Renowned Parisian interiors artist, Charles Jouffre, designed the upholstery to create a sumptuous experience for every guest, featuring luxury Garnier-Thiebaut linen and Mühldorfer pillows. Deep reds and plums, bold brasses, rich hardwoods, and creamy beiges are the suite’s trademark themes, creating a relaxing, yet bright and modern atmosphere.

Despite the historic flair, modern technology brings the suite to the 21st century. High-speed Wi-Fi, a 55” Bang & Olufsen television in the living room, and a waterproof television in the bathroom are just a few of the state-of-the art features guests can expect for their stay.

 

 

If you’re planning a city break in Paris, why not make your next visit a memorable one with a luxurious stay in the Pompadour Suite.

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