The name George V is synonymous with luxury in Paris. Ever since it opened its doors in 1928, it has been known as one of the city’s finest hotels, playing host to history’s most illustrious people and events. Today, it continues to celebrate this history, while providing the ultimate in modern luxuries, under the careful management of the Four Seasons group (which took over operations of the hotel in 1999).
With its original Art Deco facade and classical style still intact, the hotel features rich wood, polished marble, plush fabrics, coffered ceilings, glittering chandeliers and prized art, amid a soothing colour palette of creams, beiges, and pale greens to recreate the atmosphere of being in a grand private palace. It’s opulent, but tastefully so. A highlight is the abundance of artistically arranged fresh flowers in all the public spaces (the hotel’s annual spend on flowers is rumoured to be over a million pounds, and resident florist Jeff Leatham is a favourite of the celebs).
The rooms are cosy, and furnished with the finest fabrics and its own sparkly chandeliers, with beds that you’ll be hard put to drag yourself out of – even for a date at the Pavilion Ledoyen! Luckily, breakfast can be enjoyed in-room at no extra charge (that’s a luxury we’ve only ever enjoyed at the Burj al Arab other than here), so you can lounge about as you tuck into freshly squeezed juices, bircher muesli, and eggs made to order. But, at the end of the day, it’s that unmistakable Four Seasons service that makes a stay here memorably – friendly, genuinely warm, and ever so helpful. There’s a reason this hotel has become the legend that it is.
The George V is also home to the two Michelin-starred Le Cinq restaurant, where you can expect a seasonally changing menu of refined French classics given a twist, with an elegant setting and service to match (read our review of it here: http://bit.ly/1AWYnci).
Le Bar and La Gallerie are two other destinations within the hotel where Parisians like to gather for a drink and a bite, and the hotel is also houses an award-winning spa. With its ideal location on Avenue George V, just minutes from the Champs-Elysées, it is the perfect base for a stylish Parisian jaunt – whether it’s for shopping or culture-vulture-ing.