Leading the team at Le Meurice's gastronomic restaurant, Alain will also oversee le Dalí restaurant where the spirit of the infamous surrealist continues to reign supreme.

Ecstatic with his new role, Alain commented-

"I am honoured that Franka Holtmann, general manager of Le Meurice, with the support of François Delahaye, chief operating officer of Dorchester Collection, has asked me to come and join Le Meurice. French cuisine has a major place, role and impact in the world today. I am pleased to contribute to its success in two of the finest locations in Paris: Hotel Plaza Athénée and Le Meurice."

Alain Ducasse has over 25 years of experience and has designed the menus of many prestigious establishments worldwide, from Monaco and New York to Tokyo and Doha. Having already contributed to the success of Dorchester Collection’s three-star restaurant at Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris and The Dorchester in London, Alain’s arrival at Le Meurice is a sign of continued accomplishment for Dorchester Collection’s luxury hotels.

In view of the closure of Hotel Plaza Athénée, Alain Ducasse will certainly have more time to spend taking Le Meurice to new culinary heights, serving contemporary French cuisine at Le Meurice which will, undoubtedly demonstrate Ducasse’s key philosophy: “gastronomy that concentrates on the essential with taste at its forefront.” – Alain Ducasse