The George V is one of the most prestigious Parisian palaces in the city. You barely have to cross the threshold before realising you are entering a hotel in which luxury, perfection and indulgence are the name of the game. Boasting rooms fit for a princess, impressive lounges and a Michelin-starred restaurant, the George V ticks all the boxes when it comes to satisfying even the most demanding of guests. The interior designer Pierre Yves Rochon oversaw the complete refurbishment of the building in 1997, and has since then continued to make improvements to the decor in the 18th Century style.
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The George V is located in a street branching off the nearby Champs-Élysées. There are several metro stations in the vicinity, and the hotel has a valet parking service. The hotel's employees also prove adept when it comes to hailing a taxi, which is not always an easy task.
The George V has 245 guest rooms, 59 of which are suites. The interior design is extremely refined, not only in the suites but in the standard rooms as well. Every last detail of the neoclassical decor is carefully considered to satisfy even the most demanding of guests, with precious fabrics, antique lamps, historical lithographs and a bathroom to die for.
The guest rooms overlook either the street or the courtyard, and some extend out onto a spacious terrace with impressive views.
The beds are very comfortable, and the bathrooms are provided with bathrobes, slippers, Bulgari hospitality products, a hair-dryer, etc. The toilets are in a separate room.
The facilities here are impressive. The hotel has two restaurants: La Gallerie, which prepares light meals, and the Le Cinq restaurant (two Michelin stars), in which lunch and dinner can be enjoyed in a rather unique setting. In the summer, the terrace of Le Cinq is one of the most sought after in Paris.
The George V has one of the most luxurious spas in Paris. It measures no less than 800m², and is one part of the hotel open only to the hotel's guests (there are no external members). The decor takes you back to the 18th Century, and it doesn't take long to realise that this style is a real treat to behold. There is an impressive range of body treatments on offer, and these are administered by staff with specific qualifications in this area.
Guests also have the use of a gym furnished with machines and all the latest sports technologies.
Finally, there is a shop where you can buy anything you may have forgotten to pack or souvenirs of Paris to take home with you.
Food and drink
The George V has two eating options, the first of which is to book a table at the Le Cinq restaurant, which is overseen by the famous French chef Éric Briffard. This is the most prestigious part of the hotel. It is decorated entirely in the 18th Century style, and the refined quality of the dishes and the level of service are quite out of the ordinary.
The second option is the more formal La Gallerie. This is the hotel's best spot for people-watching, because guests have to walk past here as they make their way to the restaurant. La Gallerie serves light dishes from 3:00pm onwards with a pianist to provide the background music.
The hotel takes particularly good care of children staying here. A member of staff with a degree in education helps keep them occupied, by taking them on visits to the hotel basement or conducting cake-making workshops for example. There is even a special welcome tray designed just for them, and the hotel has also produced a brochure about Paris for them so that they can find out about the city without having to rely on their parents' guide books.
Children under the age of 3 stay for free, and if they are older but still sleeping in their parents' room, an additional charge of ?80 applies.
Guests can hire a legendary Rolls Royce Phantom designed especially by Hermès.
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