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Four Seasons Hotel George V

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Grand and Glamorous
Grand and Glamorous
Grand and Glamorous
Grand and Glamorous
Grand and Glamorous
The Perfect Paris Location
Paris Undergound
Fine Four Seasons Dining
High Tea at Hotel George V
Spa at the Georges V Hotel
The Incomparable George V, Paris
Grand and Glamorous
Grand and Glamorous
Grand and Glamorous
Grand and Glamorous
Grand and Glamorous
The Perfect Paris Location
Paris Undergound
Fine Four Seasons Dining
High Tea at Hotel George V
Spa at the Georges V Hotel
The Incomparable George V, Paris
Grand and Glamorous
With the smallest room a sprawling 400 square feet, and suites and public spaces filled with original 18th- and 19th-century art and antiques, the George V, flagship of the Four Seasons chain, lives up to its billing as a palace, an official tourism category introduced in 2010 requiring establishments to “embody French standards of excellence and contribute to enhancing the image of France throughout the world.” Set in a 1928 art deco building, the Four Seasons Hotel George V boasts a regular clientele of bona fide royals, including Saudi princes who rent entire floors for six weeks at a stretch. The staff includes a team of flower designers led by an art director who worked on Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. There’s also a dedicated concierge for children ordering up pint-sized bathrobes and private pastry-making lessons in the Michelin-starred kitchen.

With the latest three-year, 20-million-euro refitting, Paris decorator Pierre-Yves Rochon freshened the rooms, which are more sedate than the eye-popping ground-floor lobby. The lobby is one of the city’s most glamorous, with Flemish tapestries, large-format oil paintings, huge floral installations, and a parade of wealthy Russians, Ukrainians, Kazakhs, and French businesspeople and brunching grand-mères. Fresh flowers and fruit baskets are artfully replenished daily, TVs have been installed in the bathroom mirrors, and there are now Nespresso machines for the self-sufficient.
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Neighborhood Vibe
Supercars and SUVs with blacked-out windows continually pull up to whisk guests away for joyrides within the Golden Triangle, so-called because of the high-end retailers along avenue George V, the avenue des Champs-Élysées, and avenue Montaigne. Le Fouquet (99 Avenue des Champs-Élysées), across the street from the Louis Vuitton flagship, is a historic see-and-be-seen brasserie, while Noura Pavillion (21 Avenue Alma Marceau) serves Lebanese cuisine and pastries in a purple-hued upscale setting. Le Crazy Horse (12 Avenue Georges V) is the most artful of the Paris topless cabarets (and subject of a recent documentary by Fred Wiseman).
Need to Know
Rooms: 245 rooms. From $1,257.
Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: noon.
Dining options: Christina Le Squer, formerly of three-Michelin-starred Ledoyen, has taken over Le Cinq, the hotel's signature restaurant with a current two-Michelin-star status and legendarily lavish breakfast buffet. Time-challenged executives conducting deals appreciate that one can eat lunch or dinner with time left over for other adventures; families appreciate the unpretentiousness of a kitchen happy to whip up chicken tenders and cheeseburgers. La Galerie lounge, with its painted ceiling and huge chandeliers, is the backdrop for coffee, high tea, and people watching.
Spa and gym details: The color scheme at the gym, pool, and spa may be restful and muted, but the treatments scream decadence with skin products containing 24-carat gold; the chocolate wrap tempts guests to lick themselves.
Insider Tips
Who’s it for: International families and couples, businessmen, entourages.
Our favorite rooms: Most rooms overlook the courtyard or surrounding buildings, with skyline views available from floors five and up. The new penthouse honeymoon suite has six terraces offering 360-degree views of the city. Themed suites display original art and antiques and share the feel of elegant private apartments.
Special privilege: Ask the head sommelier for a tour of the wine cellar, walled up during World War II and now containing 50,000 bottles, some dating back to before the French Revolution.
The Perfect Paris Location
Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris is perfectly located to pursue countless passions. Sightseers don’t have to travel far to take in the iconic view of the Arc de Triomphe crowning the Champs Elysées, while the fashion crowd will stumble across the world’s most coveted boutiques just minutes from the hotel lobby. Around the corner, Le Clarence is one of Concierge Gilles Morvan’s favorite fine dining addresses for aspiring gourmets. After indulging, athletic guests who want to leave the gym can run along the Seine and through the Tuileries Gardens. Art collectors, meanwhile, will enjoy the library and regular auctions at nearby Artcurial.

Enjoy a complimentary night in a suite or vacation rental at Four Seasons properties around the globe through December 16, 2016.
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Paris Undergound
After spending the day running from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe to Sacré-Cœur, you will be in dire need of some serious rest and relaxation. May I present to you, the Four Seasons George V in Paris. The spa at the George V is actually located below the hotel itself, tucked away in its very own special place. Upon arriving, you will enter a serene world of peacefulness and calm that is light-years away from the buzzing city above. As with all world-class spas, there is an assortment of treatments from which to choose, and the staff treats you like French royalty. Now, I'm all for immersion travel to far-off places where the word "amenities" isn't even in the local lexicon, but every once in a while there is a time and a place to go for the top shelf. The spa at the Four Seasons in Paris is that place. After a day of excursions in the City of Light, ride the elevator down to this Paris underground gem, and relax and recharge before your next big adventure above.
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Fine Four Seasons Dining
There’s plenty to keep you satisfied right here at the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris. Three-Michelin-starred Le Cinq is set in a luminous 19th-century winter garden, creating the perfect ambience for indulging in Chef Christian Le Squer’s cuisine, which he defines as “flavors concentrated in movement.” Custom Lalique doors lead to Le George’s airy dining room where chef Simone Zanoni prepares Mediterranean dishes with delicacies like truffles and lobster. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are now available at L’Orangerie, featuring chef David Bizet interpretation of contemporary French cuisine. La Galerie is an easy option for light meals, and their Afternoon Tea is a favorite among guests and locals alike.
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High Tea at Hotel George V
Le George V is the height of luxury and the High Tea here does not disappoint! Choose from an impressive selection of teas accompanied by savory tea sandwiches and sweet pastries in the stunning setting of Le Galerie. Treat yourself to High Tea "A La Francaise" and indulge in a glass of Champagne - my favorite is the Ruinart Rosé!
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Spa at the Georges V Hotel
Drop in to experience Marie Antoinette’s “toilettes” in this vast and splendid establishment that is decorated in elegant gold and cream colors and toile de jouy wallpaper. The spa is reminiscent of Marie Antoinette’s Versailles boudoir. There’s an indoor pool, a dozen treatment rooms (including a couples room), saunas, steam baths, a relaxation room, fitness area, and beauty rooms. The signature treatment is called “a stroll through Versailles” and pampers with the experience of the Queen’s beauty rituals: orange blossom body exfoliation, shea butter massage, and milk facial.
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The Incomparable George V, Paris
For luxury, pampering and the overall royal treatment, Four Seasons George V is always my choice in Paris. Be sure to have a drink--or two--in the iconic bar. Just to be sure you are in the "proper" Parisian mood.
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