What began as a single Parisian hotel, Le Méridien Etoile, in the golden age of travel has evolved into an inspired global network offering respite, inspiration and stimulating conversation to travellers worldwide. In 1972, Air France created Le Méridien as a "home away from home" for its travellers. The iconic name is a reference to the geographic coordinate lines that span the globe and affirms the brand's international focus. Today, Le Méridien remains a gathering place for people to delight in the discovery of destinations worldwide.