At a Glance
In a nod to British-French relations, the 244-room Art Deco Four Seasons George V was named for King George V (King Charles’s great-grandfather), who reigned when the hotel opened in 1928. Steps from the Champs-Élysées and a 20-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower, the property evokes a cinematic experience of Paris but one where the palatial grandeur is made friendly by personalized Four Seasons service. Everyone is welcome, and staff members are equally kind to parents with a stroller and kids as they are to honeymooners and couples. The hotel’s restaurants claim an impressive total of five Michelin stars—three stars for Le Cinq, one for L’Orangerie and one for Le George—and each is a destination on its own. Visit the cozy wood-paneled Le Bar to try the George V spin on classic cocktails. To balance the gastronomic indulgence, there’s plenty of opportunity for self-care in the 8,000-square-foot spa, pool and fitness center, renovated three years ago.
The Standout: Always the Jeff Leatham flower arrangements; each week, the hotel imports 12,000 flowers from the Netherlands
Don’t Miss: Le Bar, for a classic cocktail and lobster roll for dinner
- The extra attention paid to young travelers, including special welcome amenities and kid-friendly bespoke activities
- Dinner at the three-Michelin-starred Le Cinq
- The duplex outdoor terrace of the Penthouse Suite
Built in 1928, the George V is a temple to Art Deco French design, renovated by Pierre-Yves Rochon in 2018 with a stunning attention to detail. The handsome lobby is decorated with gorgeous arrangements by American floral designer Jeff Leatham, and check-in is all smiles and kid gloves. Smiles and kid gloves sum up this place, as it offers the perfect hybrid of courtly old-world charm and North American efficiency. The hotel's 244 rooms are spacious and impeccably maintained, with fresh floral patterns and a lovely pastel color palette. Eleven individually designed eleven suites offer Parisian apartment-style living.
The spa, pool and small gym are top-notch, and the hotel is home to not one, not two, but three Michelin-starred restaurants, making it a staple in Paris’s fine-dining scene (the three-starred Le Cinq is one of the great restaurants in Paris, and Le Bar is a must for after-dinner cocktails).
Who Should Stay
Those who value a location close to the Champs-Elysees and the familiar service of a Four Seasons with a Parisian flair. First-time Paris visits, families, couples
Written by Sandy Flick