Le Meurice, Paris, France
Ranked among the most elegant hotels in the world, and combining exceptional 18th-century opulence with eye-catching Philippe Starck interiors, Le Meurice is the epitome of the perfect French palace hotel.
Set between Place de la Concorde and the Louvre, you’re perfectly placed for visiting the finest art in Paris.
Each of the seven floors has a distinct style, with beautifully-appointed Louis XVI-styled rooms and suites, most of which overlook the Tuileries Garden and have spectacular views over the city’s glittering skyline.
Visit the newly-refurbished Spa Valmont; head to Bar 228 for chic drinks and live jazz every night and dine on superb French cuisine.
And you couldn't be any more spoilt for choice here: there's the Restaurant le Meurice (one of the world’s most beautiful dining rooms) or the Restaurant Le Dali (its magnificent ceiling mural painted by Ara Starck) – both overseen by the highly-acclaimed, multiple-Michelin-star chef Alain Ducasse.