In the realm of uncompromising luxury, there are grand hotels, and then there are grand dames. It is stating the obvious to say that Le Meurice is among the latter. This monument to fine living opened its doors in 1835 and has served as home away from home for royalty, presidents and celebrities from around the globe. While the hotel has an illustrious past, it is not content to rest on its laurels. It has maintained its inimitable flair while embracing the present, with interiors redesigned by Philippe Starck, house dining under the guidance of legendary chef Alain Ducasse and Spa Valmont featuring the finest in Swiss skincare. Guest rooms and suites are decorated in the style of Louis XVI, and for those seeking the ultimate in decadence, the Belle Etoile Royal Suite measures 3,230 square feet and boasts a private terrace with 360-degree city views.