An exceptional Parisian neighborhood
Paris, known as the city of light, is the capital of luxury and French “art de vivre”, a notion dating back to the Renaissance. The Age of Discovery marked the arrival of new products in Europe, of new fruits and vegetables, transforming French gastronomy whose great reputation continues to this day. At the same time, fabrics and clothing style changes, ushered in a tradition which also continues today thanks to numerous creators whose annual fashion shows illustrate their great vivacity, a tradition which is symbolized by Paris’ prestigious 8th arrondissement, home to luxury boutiques, world famous night clubs like the Lido and the Crazy Horse, as well as renowned museums including the Grand and the Petit Palais. It’s also home to the famous golden triangle, bordered by the Avenue Montaigne, the Avenue George V and the famous Champs Elysées, an enclave of luxury with the greatest names in fashion, jewelry and craftsmanship. The golden triangle is the reflection of the elegance and atmosphere of luxury which has made the reputation of Paris. And in the category of luxury hotels, it’s only natural to find all of the major references.
A jewel of French luxury
Built in 1928 by André Terrail, the owner of the renowned Tour d’Argent restaurant, opposite his home, the Four Seasons Hotel George V has become synonymous with luxury in the category of hotels. Rare are the hotels which have accumulated as many awards throughout the years. Regularly elected the world’s best hotel by hotel industry professionals, the Four Seasons Hotel George V has charmed everyone who has stayed here. The lobby itself reveals the elegant and sober tone. The visitor is drawn into a universe redecorated by Pierre-Yes Rochon, after the Four Seasons group purchased the hotel in 1999. Magnificent and graphic floral compositions, the work of American Jeff Leatham, who creates a new theme every two weeks, provide a pathway through the entrance area. The 245 rooms and suites are spread throughout eight floors. Some of the suites have a terrace with a unique view of the city. The restaurant, Le Cinq, with two stars in the prestigious Michelin Guide, uses especially designed table linen and silverware. Chef Eric Briffard offers a French menu which brilliantly combines modern and traditional French cuisine. The George V bar, simply called Le Bar, attracts visitors with its mahogany wood panelling and its large window looking out onto the Avenue George V. The hotel’s other bar, La Galerie, is decorated with Flemish tapestries and 19th century paintings. The spa is designed in the same vein as the rest of the hotel with 18th century paintings and its trompe l’oeil walls representing the gardens of the Versailles chateau. As a star among the stars of Paris hotels, the Four Seasons Hotel George V is an absolute must for all seekers of luxury.
The Royal and Presidential suites each measuring more than 300 square meters are among the largest in the city and furnished with artwork and Louis XVI furniture.