Luxury Hotels

Luxury Hotels

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris

31, avenue George V, 75008 Paris.

Since welcoming its first guests in 1928, the landmark George V Hotel in the fashionable 8th Arrondissement has always enjoyed a most discerning clientele  – an illustrious and loyal register of politicians, royalty, celebrities and the well-to-do.

Le Cinq RestaurantDuring 1998 and 1989 the imposing Art Deco building was completely renovated. It is an homage to grand architecture – resplendent with 17th century tapestries, crystal chandeliers, objets d’art, exquisite furnishings in the style of the Belle Epoque and lavish use of handsome wood panelling, marble and gilding. The hotel’s accommodations are generously proportioned and almost a quarter of its beautifully decorated guest rooms are suites – many offering the luxury of city views from private terraces.

The heady perfume of the hotel’s signature floral displays in the beautifully decorated lobby, provides a perfect introduction to the gracious atmosphere of elegance and luxury that epitomises this very refined establishment.

A small army of in-house florists, under the direction of designer Jeff Leatham, creates and maintains these stunning arrangements (and the many others throughout the hotel). This level of commitment to beauty and ambience typifies the high standard of service and attention to detail that make George V one of the best hotels in France.

Positioned among some of the worlds leading fashion houses the hotel enjoys a prime location within easy reach of  Le Champs Elysees, L’Arc de Triomphe, Le Musee du Louvre and La Tour Eiffel – ideal for leisurely shopping and sight-seeing.

My mother and late father enjoyed the rather romantic ritual of celebrating their significant wedding anniversaries at the George V, since it is where they began their honeymoon and, to this day, my mother still treats herself to a suite when she comes to Paris on a shopping expedition.

Restaurants

La Galerie RestaurantWith a team of highly awarded sommeliers and some of the best chefs in France, the George V Hotel offers several irresistible dining options.

Le Cinq holds two Michelin Stars and presents the best in haute cuisine in a sophisticated formal setting – discreetly luxurious in grey and gold.  The table linen, china and silverware were all specially commissioned by the hotel. This very elegant dining room offers beautiful views of the courtyard and garden.

Le Cinq Restaurant is very popular so it is advisable to book well in advance.

For lighter meals, breakfast or afternoon tea there is La Galerie (a lovely venue for lunch after shopping with the girls) but, my favourite spot for a light meal and a few cocktails is The Courtyard – the delightful garden setting is so relaxing after all that hunting and gathering on avenue George V.

 

The Bar offers casual lunches and all day snacks so whatever your appetite or schedule, your needs will be met.  The Bar is also a very popular nightspot particularly on Saturdays.

George V Hotel BarIndulgences

Fitness and pampering are catered for with a fabulous spa offering the services of masseuses, beauticians, hairstylists, hostesses, yoga instructors and fitness coaches. In addition to separate men’s and women’s saunas and hot tubs, the amenities include a whirlpool, fitness equipment and trainers and a juice bar (providing complimentary health drinks and fresh fruit). All aspects of wellness are attended to including the pleasure of a swimming pool with a wonderful trompe l’oeil view of the grand gardens of Versailles.

For all its opulence and sophistication the hotel is very family-friendly, catering to the needs and whims of the youngest guest – special toiletries for babies and children, kid-size bathrobes, video games, movies and of course, all the necessary bedding arrangements. Hairdressing and baby sitting services are provided as well as assistance with children’s entertainment beyond the hotel.

An in-house Business Centre (with comprehensive facilities and full-time staff) provides complimentary services and operates from 8am and 9pm.

 

Lovely Lifestyles 2016