Le Méridien Perimeter
Ooh La La! Le Meridien is definitely on the uprising as one of the best luxury hotels I have had the opportunity of seeing; at least in my opinion it is. With its hidden location in Dunwoody by Perimeter Mall, lets just say I was not expecting this gem to be hiding behind some of the areas familial landmarks. Right off 111 Perimeter Center, Le Meridien welcomes you with a long winding road leading up to a chic European style layout. One thing to mention about this hotel is that the details brought to the design and layout is put into great thought. With its remodel in 2013, Le Meridien wanted to create a sense of Buckhead in the Dunwoody area and they did JUST that.
As soon as you pull into the compound, Le Meridien immediately exposes its modern and warm atmosphere with its building exterior. The wood detail paired with eccentric bottle pieces placed in the glass window was so unique and one of the many example where detail was really considered. On the other side of the building, the hotel also placed their coordinates of the Perimeter location.
As you walk through the front entrance you are greeted with tall glass sliding doors which lead inside to more interior surprises. On your left, located above the front desk in the lobby there is a representation art piece portraying the Atlanta routes; which is also located above each stateroom bed.
What I loved most about Le Meridien was that no two rooms looked the same, once you left the desk area the colors and the feel of the lobby was different. Filled with cubicle type lounge seats, the lobby offered an abundance of seating comfortable for social settings. My second favorite aspect of Le Meridien was their coffee shop/bar, my two favorite things combined into one! During the day, Le Meridien offers its’ guest a “Starbucks” feel coffee shop which included the ever so genius chalkboard panels in where guest can sign and leave notes on the wall. Once noon hits, the chalkboard panels automatically flip and turn into long mirrors transitioning to a day/night bar.
The event I attended at Le Meridien was hosted by three awesome friends Kelly , Allison , and Erica ( be sure to check out their blogs while you’re at it). Once a month the hotels hosts a meet and great for their guests and those in the local area for the opportunity to socialize with people and to get the full Le Meridien experience.
We began with light freshments and drinks which were handcrafted to perfection by our own personal bartender. My favorite drink was the Sangria with fruit fusion.
The food provided was by the courtesy of Chef Fabrien Biraud, who is nothing short of a genius when it comes to his dishes. Biraud is in charge of all the food that is made and produced at Le Meridien, including Portico (dining located inside of the hotel; pictures featured further down) and Longitude 84 (the bar) Not only were they absolutely delicious but the presentation was absolutely stunning and made it all the more fun to dive in.
In addition to how amazing the food, what caught my attention is that all dishes were made fresh to order. Nothing is frozen or sits idle for long periods at a time.
Below are a few of yummy bites we were able to taste throughout the night:
Georgia Heirloom Tomatoes served with fresh mozzarella, Honeycomb and Crispy Shallot
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (from Georgia), Balsamic Vinegar and Micro Basil
Roasted Albino Eggplant, Cherry Tomatoes
Pomegranate oil and Seed
Sesame Cone, Shallot, Chive and Avocado Cream
Bonito, Tomato Confit
Roasted Tomato Soup
Onion, garlic, Tomato (grilled and baked)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Vegetable broth
Green, Black Olives
Roasted Pepper, Garlic, Olive Oil and Xeres Vinegar
If that wasn’t enough of a great start, Kelly, Alli and I were given the honor of a private tour of the hotel, and lets just say I am already planning a staycation in the very near future.
Rememeber the detail I said Le Meridien was so great at executing, well that wasn’t left down stairs where the party was. It was in the hallways, the private rooms and even into each room.
How beautiful is this room? This is another great asset of the Le Méridien hotel and one that makes the stay for the guest so much more. Inside the hotel is Portioco, “featuring a fresh menu of eclectic, globally inspired cuisine, the new Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter Hotel restaurant, Portico is the home for international palates seeking the very best from all over.”
Me and Kale Me Kelly on our private tour to the top floor. Cool fact: the numbers and letters surrounding the elevator are all the flights that went out the day that Le Méridien was opened for business. It’s all in the detail and Le Méridien sure does know how to deliver.
Below is one of the featured rooms available for guest upon their stay. Again you can see the state routes of Atlanta plastered on the fall above the beds. Cool right?
FUN FACT: Did you know that Le Méridien is the only hotel in Georgia to offer 2 King bed suites? How awesome is that? Now that’s a lot of leg room.
In addition to the amazing rooms, Le Meridien offers cabana style pool creating such a Miami Vice feel to the pool area. Definitely a plus in my book.
All in all it was such an amazing experience at Le Méridien and I cannot wait to share it with all of you. If you are in the area or even in need of a little getaway this is Four Diamond Award hotel is the place you need to be!