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Le Meridien celebrates grand opening

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The Le Meridien hotel formally opened for business on Thursday, marking a grand, new chapter in the transformation of a century old federal courthouse on Florida Avenue into a gleaming new boutique hotel.

The Le Meridien has 130-plus hotel rooms and a signature restaurant in the former ceremonial courtroom on the second floor called Bizou Brasserie. Many of the former courthouse features have been refreshed or reused and transformed into new features for the hotel, from witness boxes and judge's desks to ornate office doors and gold-leafed eagles.

Depending on availability and season, rooms should rent for between $180 and $280 per night.

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