Style & Character
Commanding one of the best addresses of Paris the lavish art deco establishment ‘Four Seasons George V’ is perched in the Paris Golden Triangle… a stone’s throw away from the iconic Champs Elysees. Designed in 1925 this sumptuous hotel is known for its delightful floral arrangements, classic and luxuriant French décor and superlative service.
The George V belongs to the Four Seasons brand which is a well-known name in the luxury hospitality segment. Incidentally the name George V is an ode to the reigning king George V …a subtle reminder of the honeyed relationship between England and France.
17th century Flanders tapestries, exquisite chandeliers and period furniture mark this palatial hotel but the most remarkable fact are the flowers used in the decoration. 15,000 fresh plucked blooms are used each month and 9 florists headed by Jeff Leatham create a new monthly theme.
This is a large hotel divided into 8 floors comprising of 244 rooms and suites. The rooms have been divided into premier, superior and duplex rooms.
The Premier rooms are 60m2 and have exclusive walk-in closets as a speciality. The Deluxe rooms are 50 m2 and have an in-room deep soak tub and separate shower area. The Superior rooms are 40 m2 and are the smallest (most affordable accommodation option) in the hotel.
All these rooms have Avenue George V/ Perre de Serbie Courtyard views and are located from the first to 8th floor of the hotel. The rooms are mostly decked up in Louis XVI style in a light subtle colour scheme that looks vintage though not ostentatious. There is one king/ 2 twin beds in each room with an extra rollaway bed or a crib supplied on request. The bathrooms are fully marble decked and have modern fittings.
The Four seasons is known for its suites and the 160 m2 Penthouse Suite on the 8th floor with its Eiffel tower views. The suite décor is modern and airy with travertine floors and walls set off with sycamore and majilite tints. This suite has two bathrooms; one full size and one guest bathroom. The suite has a special dressing room and a gorgeous infinity bath with hydrotherapy and chromotherapy systems. The suite has a living dining space, private conservatory, and private access to a terrace along with the bedrooms and bathrooms.
The 245m2 Royal Suite on the 1st floor goes up a notch in terms of luxury with a huge marble encrusted fireplace, dining area seating 8 guests and a large furnished kitchen. The suite looks out to the art deco fountain of the 3 graces. The décor is French antique style with opulent fabrics and original 18th century framed artwork.
These suites are available in 1 bedroom/ 2 bedroom formats and 1 crib is given in each room. Each master bathroom has a personal steam room. Each Royal Suite has dining/living space, private balcony, dressing room and bedroom apart from bathrooms. The 200m2 Presidential Suite is all along the same lines.
The suites have Bose home audio speakers, interactive television sets…plasma TVs tucked behind black mirrors and a nice DVD library. Expect baccarat crystal ware, laden antique bookshelves and window coverings that can be operated by remote.
There are more economical versions of the suites too like the Duplex suite (110 m2), 4 season’s suite (70 m2), one bedroom suite (101 m2) and premier suites (135 m2). The empire suite, Parisian suite and English suite all have different yet equally elegant décor schemes and are in the range of 135 m2 to 140 m2.
Common facilities in all rooms and suites include flat screen television set, clock radio, all-news cable network, hair dryer, soft down pillows, bathrobes and slippers along with hypo allergic pillows are provided in-room. One crib/ roll-in bed is supplied per room on request.
There is a refrigerator/ private bar and bread toaster plus a coffee machine with free coffee pods inside the room. There is an in-room safe and iron-ironing board and a multi-line phone with voicemail facility. Fax machines are also given on request. The green tea perfumed Bulgari products in each room are the master touch!!
Services & Amenities
Some common amenities of this fully wi-fi climate controlled hotel are 24 hours in room service and in room dining facility along with the availability of a 24×7 multilingual concierge. There is express check in check out facility and complimentary overnight shoe shiner facility.
Valet parking is available. Housekeeping visits each room twice a day to clean up scrupulously and replenish supplies. There is a private dining room that can be pre-booked. A moderately sized state of the art business centre is available for the use of guests.
There is a 5 star spa (open from 6.30 a.m. to 10.00 pm) with 6 treatment rooms and an exclusive hairdressing salon. Right beside the spa there is a luxurious 56 foot pool with sauna and spa tub facilities. Facilities include special couple spa suites and a range of body wraps, facials and Japanese massages. There is also a well-equipped fitness centre and a series of mini hammam rooms.
Browse through the on-site boutique’s collections and get your own garments dry cleaned through the attentive staff. The hotel has multiple elegant ballrooms that can be used for business meetings, weddings, celebrations and parties with equal ease.
The Four Seasons George V is quite kids friendly… there are special welcome amenities for children and there are complimentary children’s toiletries hampers along with lots of crayons, colouring books and games. The concierges will even draw up special kids oriented travel schedule and arrange baby sitters.
The four season’s staffs are highly trained and courteous. Just about everyone you meet in this hotel right from Julie, Daniela and Estelle will charm you.
At Four Seasons you get a curated collection of travel schedules that can be personalised according to guest preferences….as adventurous or as romantic as you want. The special Four Season’s private jet might be the most luxuriously special experience ever.
Everything at Four Seasons is outrageously expensive but you will get every cent back in the form of superlative service, luxury and aesthetics. The lobby flower decorations (by Jeff Leatham) will bewitch every person who walks in. there is an abundance of lovely flowers decking all spaces from the rooms to the corridors to the spa. The little extras like complimentary chocolates, cake, champagne and sometimes a fruit tray add to the experience.
There is a special Four Season’s app that allows express check in through your phone….its straight to your room from the car after that!!
Food & Drinks
There is a Michelin 3 starrer inside George V; acclaimed for its light French food menu and classic gourmet compositions. Le Cinq presided by celebrity chef Christian Le Squer is known for its ambitious cooking style and stunning dining room. Elegant dressing is expected in here.
Then there is La Galerie which offers tempting finger food and an exciting array of drinks; perfect for coffee breaks or post meal drinks. This is basically the hotel lounge and it’s nothing short of a dining destination with its Flemish tapestries and gorgeous 19th century art. The afternoon tea session here along with live piano music is particularly lovely.
LE George (Michelin 3 starrer) has a sunny Mediterranean menu shaped in large platters meant to be shared. 100% organic and seasonal; the food here is meant for lovers of soul food.
There is the Orangerie restaurant (Michelin 1 starrer) inside a 7m high conservatory ….this one serves French traditional cuisine with a modern twist. The art deco glass and steel construct is stunning in its own right.
All the food from all the restaurants and bars are available as a part of the in room dining service….food can be delivered in room 24 hours each day in any style you want.
The bar is named “le Bar” and it’s a cocoon like private creation graced with a grand menu comprising of the best liqueurs, wines, digestifs and sundowners.
If you want to try other dining options you can pop into Hotel Prince de Galles next door that has La Scene and Les Heures serving excellent food and nice ambience. Le Baxan on rue Quentin Bauchart is also a stylish place to dine and so is Restaurant Le 39 V on 39 avenue George V. Al Ajami on rue Francois for Lebanese food and Bagelstein on avenue Marceau are other more casual options.
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The Four seasons George V is at the centre of the Golden Triangle; incidentally the most glamorous shopping district of Paris. Dip into the Avenue George V with its Givenchy and Louis Vuitton stores (flanking both sides of the hotel) or fill up your bags at Balmain, Rochas and Courreges at Rue Francois. Avenue Montaigne with Donna Karan, Dior, Celine, Chanel and Thierry Mugler is also within walking distance. The Paris Christmas market sits about half a km away from the George V.
You can walk to the Eiffel (2 km) and the Arc de Triomphe (1 km) as well as the pavilion Champs Elysee (300 m) and the Opera Garnier (2.2 km). Stroll a little from the hotel and you can reach the Siene bank and its beautiful tree lined stretches. The sacre Couer, Louvre museum and the Notre Dame Cathedral are all short cab rides away.
The Alma Marceau metro station and the George V metro station are both nearby making travel easy. The CDG Airport is 25 km away while the Orly airport is 15 km away. Incidentally you can contact the Hotel concierge service for airport pick up and drop. If you wish, the four seasons will arrange Limousine transport within Paris.
Taxis are found in abundance in this area. If you wish to cut costs you can hire a taxi instead of telling the hotel to book a car as the latter option is much more expensive.
31 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France.
Phone: +33 1 49 52 70 00; Hotel Website
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