Le Méridien Stuttgart refurbished by JOI-Design

The Diplomatic and Presidential suites of Le Méridien Stuttgart recently underwent a soft refurbishment by Hamburg-based interior design practice JOI-Design.

With panoramic views of a 650-year-old palace garden with both 10th century and Baroque castles, the hotel’s Diplomatic Suite is elegant yet contemporary.

Spread over 160m2, it hosts features such as traditional mouldings and the working Carmen Red granite fireplace.


In the living room, oversized mirrors capture the light and views of the surrounding gardens, with simple wall treatments and a floral wallcovering viewed through the mahogany door.

Tones of taupe and grey are seen in the textiles, along with muted regal purple accents, and orange in the artwork.

Double doors lead to a dining room and an adjoining, light-filled conservatory overlooking the gardens below. Rich mahogany timbers, a polished stainless steel glass-top dining table, and a neutral palette of solid colours result in a space suitable for entertaining guests.

It also features a disc-shaped floating chandelier crafted from perforated metal.

In contrast to the public spaces’ masculine feel, the private master bedroom and secondary bedroom have a feminine feel. The floral wallcoverings’ tone-on-tone greys allow the spaces to be playful yet modern, while the predominance of white in the upholstery and painted millwork add freshness.

In the master bathroom guests will find a square bathtub and tiles in Carrara marble. The secondary bedroom has a sunroom extension framed by smartly striped curtains connecting the design with that of the dining room.

Le Méridien Stuttgart also has the largest suite in the city, the 250 m2 Presidential Suite which has been re-imagined by JOI-Design with a sophisticated grey and gold colour palette.

It features grand mirrors with richly polished timber frames and the original, working fireplace. Adjacent to the living room is a round dining table hewn from honey-tinged hardwoods and an elevated winter garden, a solarium fitted with plush ivory upholstered loungers.

The Presidential Suite is large enough to accommodate a conference room, which showcases heavy, full-height mahogany doors, along with a stately, 12-seat table crafted from grained hardwood solids and with traditionally fluted pediments.

A tiered crystal chandelier above the table provides elegant lighting that is bright enough for the functional requirements of a meeting, yet can be dimmed when the space is used as a dining room.

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