Four Seasons Paris George V: My First French Palace
My first time at Four Seasons Paris George V, one of the 23 French Palace
When I found out I had the opportunity to visit the Four Seasons Paris George V, I couldn’t quite believe it. Even in my wildest dreams I never thought I’d have the opportunity to visit a French Palace.
For those who might not know what a French Palace is, it’s a prestigious title that is given to specific hotels — only the 5 stars hotel can receive the title of palace and the hotel has to meet a certain list of characteristics to be admissible to this coveted title.
In other words, a palace is a 5 stars hotel that offers the highest level of customer service to meet the high standards of the wealthier international travellers. The Four Seasons Paris George V is amongst the 23 palaces de France which currently have the title.
The decoration inside Four Seasons Paris George V
The very first thing to catch your eye when you set foot in the hotel is the decoration — you immediately find yourself immersed in the most sumptuous environment.
In the lobby, you’ll find the festive giant mirror animals surrounded by the most beautiful flower arrangements you’ll ever witness. All of this is brilliantly created by Jeff Leatham — art director of the Four Seasons Paris George V.
Fun fact: each week, approximatively 12000 flowers coming directly from Amsterdam are delivered at the George V.
The rooms at the Four Seasons Paris George V
There are two types of accommodation at the Four Seasons Paris — guest rooms and suites.
Each type of guest room has unique characteristics such as the view, the size and the number of people that can occupy the room. If you’re a family of two adults and one child, the Premier Room would be the perfect choice for you. At the time of writing this article, the guest rooms range from 1000€ to 1500€ a night — depending on the type of room you select.
If you are looking for the ultimate luxury experience — and have the funds or simply want to treat yourself — definitely go with one of the suites.
I had the chance to visit one of them — the Presidential Suite — which goes for a little over 20,000€ a night. Of course, when you book this type of room, you get everything you expect for — and even more! I mean, who wouldn’t say no to a full marble and Baccarat crystal bathroom — did I mention the hammam-inspired shower that has so many shower heads and jets to cover every inch of your body!
Indeed, what would be a palace experience without any amazing food? Whether you are a professional gourmet or simply someone that enjoys good food, at the Four Seasons Paris George V, you’ll be well served.
In this hotel, your taste buds will have the opportunity to enjoy the savoir-faire of 3 great chefs, that each offer a completely different dining experience. One of the restaurants — Le Cinq — even earned three Michelin stars.
I had the opportunity to have lunch at Le George whose Chef is Simone Zanoni — you might remember him from Top Chef — and I will make another article about it. Also, there will be another article about my cooking class with Simone — where I learned to make fresh pasta the best way.