by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 22, 2016
The 1,025-room Le Méridien Etoile, the largest hotel in central Paris, has completed a head-to-toe refurbishment. Located in the 17th arrondissement near the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysé, the hotel is the flagship of Starwood Hotels & Resorts' Le Méridien brand. Included in the upgrades were all guest rooms and the property's 27,000 square feet of meeting space, public areas and lobby, which has been transformed into the brand's signature Le Méridien Hub featuring the Longitude 2°17 Bar. Other offerings include the Jazz Club Etoile and Ma Chere & Tendre restaurant. 
In a statement announcing the completion of the redesign, Brian Povinelli, global brand leader, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, said, "We are delighted to have the crown jewel of our brand shining brightly once more in the City of Light, as Le Méridien returns to its roots with distinctive design."