One night at Four Seasons Paris | Paris, France | Lucky enough, I have never been a stranger to the Four Seasons George V, in Paris, France. But this time, I was even luckier, since I was hosted at one of their lovely Suites. Located over Avenue George V, avenue which gives its name, in the area of Etoile, only steps away from Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Their fabulous restaurant Le Cinq and more so, both of their bars: Le Galerie and Le Bar, are classic stops to my visits to Paris. Actually, no visit to Paris is complete, without my Dirty Vodka Martini at Le Galerie while people watching.
Such a sophisticated address, can only welcome a sumptuous hotel and exclusive experience. And that is how you feel, once you walk through their entrance, to their lobby, decocted – signature of Four Seasons worldwide – with flowers, to the most exquisite taste. It is also true that during the last two years, being the Ritz Hotel and then several other, out of business, for renovations, that Four Seasons George V, was more than ever La Grand Dame of Paris. Several options around them, but I think the only that would be comparable, would be the brand new Peninsula Paris. Totally on an opposite style and decor, but still offering the similar heritage, status and cache.
I arrived rather early on AUG 7th, onboard La Compagnie All-Business-Class Boutique Airline, to CDG Charles de Gaulle International Airport, and even quicker, I was of course at the lobby of the hotel Checking IN. I mean, there was no minute I wanted to spare from my George V stay and experience. Not to mention that my mouth was watering for my perfect, beautiful classic drink at Le Bar. Surely enough, Paris being Paris, and the local standard 3PM Check IN policy, my room was still in process of being ready, and I had three hours to kill. Unfortunately, the reason of my trip this time wasn’t pleasure, but work, scouting for location for Fashion Designer RUBINSINGER. So no time to seat at the bar and relax. But surely enough, the great team at the FS Paris, were well aware of this, hence our pre arrival communication with them and the Les Clefs d’Or Concierges, and they had a Premier Room ready for me to use until my suite was ready. So I was able to chill out, take a shower, send my suite to be pressed for me dinner later that evening, store my luggage and YES, manage a short stop by the bar, before my first meeting.
Premier Rooms, are extremely spacious offering views of the Marble Courtyard and the Hotel’s surrounding avenues. A large entrance into the king or twin bedroom, with its own large walk-in closet. Marble bathroom encourages pampering with a bright vanity, deep soaking tub and a separate shower. Bathroom amenities by Bulgari.
Once back, after a long day, even longer after flying all night… I was welcomed once again and taken to my Four Seasons Suite, where of course, my luggage was already waiting for me, along with my dry-cleaning. An entrance foyer leads to a large sitting room with period furniture, while the bedroom is secluded by sliding doors. You’ll relish the residential feel of these gracious suites. Such a glorious stay, I mean, and iconic way to experience Paris. One that will never be the same. But yet there was still once last thing, before checking out, breakfast. It is not secret that breakfast is my favorite meal, when traveling… This usually defines my last experience in a hotel, and I must admit that nothing I hate more than a dull one. Well Four Seasons George V is not the case, beginning with the grand entrance to the very lovely Le Cinq Restaurant…. I mean you can also enjoy breakfast outdoors during the summer and spring time, but come on… how can you say no to this room ? From beginning to end, a treat to all senses.
If you enjoyed my review, and plan to book Four Seasons George V, keep in mind that I, being a Four Seasons Preferred Partner Travel Agent, I can offer your same of better rates than online, plus VIP Amenities like: Daily full American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in the hotel restaurant (including buffets) + Spa credit of USD100 once during stay + Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in + Complimentary high-speed Internet access for all guest room and suite bookings. Not bad right. !!! Till next review. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator @ www.carlosmelia.com
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