Le Meurice – Paris Penthouse

Dreaming of a day when Paris reopens to the world? The Belle Etoile Penthouse Suite with Terrace offers the ultimate hideaway on the 7th floor, a sheltered haven with an enchanting rooftop garden all to yourself. Please ponder our favorite Paris Penthouse with garden terrace, the ultimate in sophisticated seclusion. Stay at the most decadent suite in Paris, in the original palace hotel in the heart of historic Paris. As a child, one of our dearest clients stayed here every year with her family, she returns to Paris every fall. Ensconce your family in this delicious four-bedroom duplex suite on the 7th floor of Le Meurice.

Le Meurice Belle Etoile Penthouse Suite with Terrace, Paris. Dorchester Collection

One of the reasons Le Meurice, a Dorchester Collection property, has always been a favorite with our clients is the perfect Parisian location – stroll across the Avenue to the Tuileries, the Louvre and five-star bistros – as they say location, location location. The hotel itself was built in 1835 along the Tuileries Gardens, and quickly became a celebrity haunt; so many royals, including Queen Victoria, stayed there that it was referred to as the “Hotel of Kings.” Among the fans: Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Bob Dylan, and Andy Warhol.

On top of the hotel’s typically French mansard roof, you’ll find 3,000 square feet of 19th-century French luxury—think Louis XVI-style décor: nod off each night in a deep-blue canopied king bed, chef kitchen, views to die for from every room and a whirlpool bath with outlooks on three sides. The spiral staircase leads down to another bedroom, while two further bedrooms await beyond the door of the ‘boudoir’ entrance hall. Each is a shining example of classical Parisian style, perfect for families, friends or additional guests. The master, meanwhile, takes pride of place on the top floor, with views of Paris from every side.

Le Meurice Belle Etoile Penthouse Suite with Terrace, Paris. Dorchester Collection

Where else in Paris can you lounge about on a private 2,700-square-foot terrace, which wows with 360-degree views of Notre Dame, Musée D’Orsay, the diamond lights of the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre. The windows in every room look out across Paris, and from the terrace you can take in the entire scope of the city’s iconic landmarks. In winter it’s a postcard picture of snow-dusted rooftops and in summer it’s a view of residents strolling through the Tuileries Garden, babies in prams, children on bikes and families enjoying leisurely afternoons.

Le Meurice Belle Etoile Penthouse Suite with Terrace, Paris. Dorchester Collection

Sip café au lait on your private terrace as the city wakes up with your extraordinary view. The sight that greets you at sunrise is one few can claim to have seen – 360° of the Parisian skyline. As night falls, watch the lamps switch on as you wait for the hourly sparkle of the Eiffel Tower.

Le Meurice Belle Etoile Penthouse Suite with Terrace, Paris. Dorchester Collection

This is a 360o sightseeing experience like no other, take a peek yourself: https://www.dorchestercollection.com/en/paris/le-meurice/rooms-suites/belle-etoile-penthouse-suite-with-terrace/live-stream/

The name says it all ‘Belle Etoile’ translates as ‘beautiful star’. We are, of course, Diamond Club Partners, insuring our clients VIP status, stay in style!

Le Meurice Belle Etoile Penthouse Suite with Terrace, Paris. Dorchester Collection

More rooftops, – https://artsandculture.google.com/story/walk-around-5-iconic-parisian-rooftops/nwISWA6wXt3HKA

Four Seasons Punta Mita Sharing Chilaquiles

At its best, travel is a transformative experience, not just in the meeting of local peeps, but in the cuisine and beverages we savor. Who doesn’t love going South of the Border? Food and spirits are vital elements of Mexican culture. Come to the Four Seasons Punta Mita for the relaxed pace, the sensational adios to the sun at day’s end, delectable dining and cooking classes, there is also a fun informative Tequila Blending Class. Just say Si!

Four Seasons Punta Mita

We are dreaming of our next escape to the Four Seasons Punta Mita. One of our most reserved Four Seasons properties, the congenial GM, John O’Sullivan, has become a good friend over the years. Many years ago, on my first site inspection in September which is a particularly humid month, we enjoyed breakfast together. Sharing my collection of press articles, he said: Oh, I don’t need those. I thought he was dismissing me, then he said where are you going now? Me: site inspections at another hotel. John: Don’t go, I’ll host you here. Me: But this is what I do. I moved to another property and in the midst of a meeting, a courier delivered a note from John with his book of moody Irish poetry. We’ve been friends ever since and as you can imagine our clients are beyond spoiled at the Four Seasons Punta Mita, besides our usual Preferred Partners amenities!

Benjamin & I visited again in a humid September, I enjoyed the luxurious Presidential Suite and Benj was next door in his own suite. We, of course, attended meetings and took classes, a site inspection isn’t merely lounging about, it’s becoming an expert on a property. Chef Jorge González  prepared these yummy Chilaquiles for our breakfast.

And for your upcoming Spicy Mexican Brunch – Chilaquiles! We hope you are healthy and dreaming of traveling soon.

Chilaquiles, Four Seasons Punta Mita
Chef Jorge González Four Seaons Punta Mita

Chef Jorge, after we begged for the Chilaquiles recipe – true to Four Seasons exceptional service, the recipe was delivered to my Presidential Suite before I returned! We loved chatting about food and culture with Jorge, do follow him on Instagram- his posts are mouthwatering! Jorge González (@jorgehglez)