An Escape from Paris | Melia Paris La Defense

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An Escape from Paris | Melia Paris La Defense
Hey guys!  Happy Wednesday! So I’m sure you gathered from alll of my posts and stories on IG that I fell head over heels for Paris…  I seriously don’t know how someone couldn’t.  The city is MAGICAL.

However, we also got to escape the city a few times during our trip and loved those escapes too!  Our first was to La Defense.  If you don’t know, La Defense is located right outside of Paris.  It’s a a major business district that houses dozens of skyscrapers and an open air modern art museum.  It’s a short train ride from the center of Paris and can be a fun escape if you’re staying at a nice hotel, which we were!

An Escape from Paris | Melia Paris La Defense

We had the pleasure of staying at the Melia Paris La Defense, and were immediately blown away by the hospitality.  We were greeted by Medhi, who kindly helped us settle in in the VIP lounge with some drinks and snacks from their gourmet snack bar. Shortly after he gave us a wonderful tour of the hotel.  He shared how he loves working in hospitality and hopes to do so for many years, and how part of why he loves it is because he sees it as an art.  It was clearly evident he did in how he treated us during our stay, the hospitality was 5 star!

An Escape from Paris | Melia Paris La Defense

During the tour, we were able to see all the hotel had to offer, including breathtaking views, and learn a bit about the inspiration behind the art and design choices.  I loved that the carpets, which had yellow and red curved lines running up and down them, were inspired by the red and yellow lights of traffic you could see from the hotel after sunset…

An Escape from Paris | Melia Paris La Defense

When we arrived in our room, we were greeted by a beautiful artistic creation from the chef and a bottle of champagne.  We felt so spoiled, as was the case during our entire stay with the Melia! The room boasted the lovely view we had seen during the tour, and we loved being able to look out the window (which was huge, it encompassed half of the walls in the room!)  and out over what seemed like all of Paris.  The room itself was spacious and comfortable, with a couch, table, and beautiful bathroom!

An Escape from Paris | Melia Paris La Defense

Later that evening we dined in the on sight restaurant, Le Miroir, which in French means ‘the mirror’.  You can see below how it got that name, as it’s decorated with mirrors in a beautiful and artistic way!  The views from the restaurant were gorgeous, and we loved being able to watch the Eiffel Tower light up and cars drive across the Seine far below as we dined.

An Escape from Paris | Melia Paris La Defense

An Escape from Paris | Melia Paris La Defense

An Escape from Paris | Melia Paris La Defense

The second morning of our stay, we had a wonderful breakfast in bed, complete with mini pastries and nutella, a necessity in Paris! We also loved that we each got our own pot of coffee – also a necessity when blogging and traveling, as sleep is a luxury!

An Escape from Paris | Melia Paris La Defense

We were sad to end our stay at the Melia, but were impressed that the service remained nothing short of the best even as we checked out.  A taxi was arranged for us, our bags were taken to the car for us, and we were sent off with the warmest goodbye.  And we know that the next time we need an escape from Paris, the Melia Paris La Defense is the place to go for a relaxing and lovely place to stay!An Escape from Paris | Melia Paris La Defense

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16 Comments
  • Aurela
    April 11, 2018

    I can’t wait to go back to Paris. The hotel looks so elegant and the view is so beautiful. A good service makes your stay even better, no matter how beautiful the hotel is. I love the food too looks so delicious. I will definitely check it out! Thank you for sharing!
    Aurela x

    • bellebylaurelle
      April 14, 2018

      I hope you get to go back soon! I wish I could too!! And totally agree – hospitality is a game changer!
      xx Laurelle

  • Candace
    April 11, 2018

    I have never been to Paris, but as far as the other trips I’ve taken, I too love an escape from the city every now and then. Sometimes these places can end up being just as amazing as the actual city! I am so glad you were able to experience 5 star hospitality treatment. That always make the stay that much more enjoyable. Sounds like I need to visit Melia Paris La Defense the second I get a chance!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    • bellebylaurelle
      April 14, 2018

      Right!? Paris definitely lives up to the hype, but I also agree that sometimes we miss special hidden gems we get so caught up with the hyped up main attractions! And yesss, we felt so spoiled! Hope you get to visit soon 🙂
      Laurelle

  • Vanessa
    April 11, 2018

    I adored seeing this nice and charming hotel in Paris through your lens. Your images are so amazing, very well taken. They are totally appropriate to share a hint of the most wonderful cities around the world.

    Vanessa

    http://thefashionstatement.net

  • Open Kloset
    April 12, 2018

    Hey Darling
    Hows you?
    This Hotel is Amazing and loved the Design:)
    Lovely photos Darling:)
    And those Dishes:)
    Love, Kisses Karina
    Happy Week

  • Eva
    April 12, 2018

    Such a great post and Hotel. Nice interior and well designed. I’m very glad you find a great hospitality there. The food looking very inviting:)
    Xx
    Eva
    http://www.themermaidfashion.com

  • Jacqueline
    April 12, 2018

    I’m so jealous. Paris is definitely on my list! It always has been. What a gorgeous city. The place you stayed at also looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing this hotel! Love everything about it

    • bellebylaurelle
      April 14, 2018

      You’re so welcome! It’s definitely worth being on your list! We were there two weeks and felt we could have stayed another two months – it’s a magical city!!
      xx Laurelle

  • Arlene
    April 17, 2018

    what do they only give you a little bit of food at an expensive restaurants (I’M confused)

  • Joshua
    April 18, 2018

    A friend of mine went to #France & said everyone there was really #rude 🙁

  • Sally
    April 18, 2018

    I would love to see Paris, it looks absolutely beautiful!

  • Barrie
    April 18, 2018

    wow, you take amazing photos! I’ve been to Paris twice and haven’t seen the foods you’ve seen although I did go on a class trip twice…once when I was younger and once with my daughter.

  • Jennifer Dugan Murphy
    April 30, 2018

    I haven’t been to Paris in decades! I would love to go back… With lots of money!

  • Joshua
    May 3, 2018

    I’m not sure what’s up with all the mirrors but it’s great you’re not afraid it eat… & enjoy …=)

  • Christina Gould
    May 9, 2018

    Wow, the pictures are gorgeous. The food looks incredible. Thanks for posting!