With its art deco facade, the George V, situated at 31avenue George-V (8th), a few steps from the Champs-Élysées, has 245 bedrooms including 59 suites. The hotel, founded in 1928 by a rich American, is today the property of Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, who has confided the running of it to the Four Seasons chain.
The palace offers classic interiors ranging from the 17th to the19th century by Pierre-Yves Rochon (who is currently working at the Shangri-La). The Four Seasons Hotel George V is famous for ‘Le Cinq’ (seats 60), its restaurant with three stars in the Michelin Guide in 2016, thanks to chef Christian Le Squer.
The classic French decoration of the hotel is enhanced by floral compositions signed Jeff Leatham. Some 9,000 flowers are delivered each week from Holland to illustrate a new theme.
A trendy palace
The palace also promotes exclusive services such as its children’s programmes (behind-the-scenes visit of the hotel, cooking lessons with the pastry chef, etc.) or the availability of a RollsRoyce Phantom personalized by Hermès, for getting around in the capital.
The Four Seasons Hotel George V has been refurbishing its bedrooms and suites since January 2011. This makeover concerns the wall fabrics and tapestries, new paintings and the addition of the latest technology such as televisions in the bathrooms. A new suite will open on the top floor in the course of 2012. It will have six exclusive terraces with a superb view of the Eiffel Tower.