In 1972, Air France created Le Méridien Etoile, located in Paris with over 1,000 rooms. The iconic name is a reference to the geographic coordinate lines that span the globe and affirms the brand’s international focus.
A global portfolio of exotic destinations, originally inspired by airline routes, Le Méridien boasts over 100 glamorous locations in urban cultural hotspots and exotic resort locations in 35 countries.
Infusing European classics with a playful, modern twist, our brand-defining, experiential programmes bring Le Méridien to life and deliver on our promise of unlocking the destination through creative and cultured guest experiences.
Conceptualized by a French airline brand in the 1960s, this era served as our inspiration when developing our distinct yet cohesive design identity. To define this aesthetic, we looked to our unique roots—the days when jet-setting was most glamorous. The iconic midcentury modern design of this time period influenced the traveller’s experience then, and it deeply influences us now.
Le Méridien is proud to collaborate with creative and curious-minded partners that further celebrate the brand, its European heritage, playful sophistication and devotion to savouring the good life. One of these partners is illy, who has partnered with us to bring true European café culture to life at our hotels.