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Located just steps from the Champs- Elyses with private terraces that command all of Paris, lovingly restored 18th-century tapestries, and a defining spirit of elegance and charm, the Four Seasons Hotel George V can only be described as the epitome of luxury, impeccable service and style! Designed by Richard Martinet, the 1928 art-deco, white-stoned structure served as Eisenhower's headquarters during the Liberation. The lobby itself is worth a visit with its sumptuous marble columns, flooring and incredible flower arrangements by Jeff Leatham who decorates the hotel with 9000 flowers delivered from Netherlands weekly! With its envious setting, romantic undertones and mesmerising views, it's no surprise it's a favourite amongst royals, heads of state, celebrities, jet-setters and artists alike.
The Spa For the ultimate in pampering and luxury, check out The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel George V which was voted 'Best Hotel Spa in Europe' in 2010 by Travel and Leisure for the fourth consecutive year. While you are there be sure to try out their signature treatment which is directly inspired by Marie Antoinette's beauty secrets, 'A stroll through Versailles'. What's more, their unique spa lobby looks out onto its swimming pool and frescoes recalling a summer walk in the gardens of Versailles. Bliss!
The Rooms Once you set foot into any of the beautiful guest rooms and suites at this magnificent property, you will feel right at home! All the rooms feature Louis XVI style furnishings which mirrors the traditional grace of French living and Parisian flair combined with the modern world's full array of amenities. The Deluxe Room, the largest standard guest room in Paris, resembles a charming French apartment decorated with a beautiful crystal chandelier and a light and refreshing colour palette. The room also boasts a lounging area and a private terrace offering unique Parisian views just off the Champs- Elyses. The stunning and spacious marble bathroom offers the comfort of a walk-in shower separate to the deep, relaxing soaking tub, a huge vanity area as well as a mini television screen built into the mirror. If you are looking to splurge, stay at the English Suite which is located on the 7th floor. From its columned foyer to its splendid fourposter bed and rich country patterns, this gorgeous suite will transport you to an elegant London apartment in early 19th-century style. You can expect nothing but timeless style and the very best in service when you stay at any of the fabulous rooms designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon.
The Culinary Experience At the far end of the Galerie two doors beautifully designed in typical art deco iron work open up on Le Cinq, the hotel's two Michelin star restaurant. This culinary gem boasts of beautiful views of The Marble Courtyard – one of the most magical spots in the hotel! With refined French cuisine served in an elegant and warm atmosphere for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Le Cinq is worthy of every accolade; the French toast, especially, deserves special mention and is totally worth the calories. La Galerie is yet another quaint spot which offers breakfast, afternoon tea (which is a must-try) and delicious light fare.
The Penthouse Apartment Get ready to be blown away three times over as soon as you open door 824, the newly launched Penthouse Apartment at the George V Hotel situated on the 8th floor. Designed like an apartment, the Four Seasons' very latest 170 square metres suite is a real pied--terre, a romantic hideaway designed for guests to be able to stay over in one of the most beautiful places in Paris without having the impression of being in a traditional suite. The unbelievable massive terrace offers views of the Eiffel Tower, the roofs of Les Invalides, the Madeleine and the Opera. Needless to say, you can expect an unforgettable experience when you stay at this fabulous apartment.
Room Rates The 245-room hotel includes 59 suites; 30 of its suites and deluxe rooms have terraces or balconies offering commanding city views. Standard rooms start at Dhs4,137, Suites start at Dhs9,050 and The Royal Suite is priced at Dhs71,650. All rates are inclusive of taxes and service.
The Spa Be sure to try the spa's signature treatment, 'A stroll through Versailles' which includes a steamed orange-blossom body scrub, a relaxing massage with warm shea butter and a brilliant facial which will all make you feel like royalty.
INFO: Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, France, +33 1 49 52 70 00, www.fourseasons.com/paris