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Four Seasons Hotel Paris George V, 8th Arr. 

31 Avenue George V
France 75008
Tel: 33 1 49 52 70 00
Metro: George V
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Just off the Champs-Élysées, this grande dame completely changed the luxury-accommodation game in Paris when it reopened as a Four Seasons after a top-to-toe redo in 1999. Think French chic and polish with North American creature comforts and standards of service, and you'll get the idea. It's all kid-glove from the moment you arrive—a chorus of "bienvenues" invites you into a marble-floored lobby bursting with the work of in-house floral designer Jeff Leatham: He goes through thousands of dollars of perfect blooms each week. The 245 plush rooms exude wealthy, if bland, good taste and have state-of-the-art features, from climate control to plasma-screen televisions. The much-in-demand honeymoon suite has an outstanding view of the Eiffel Tower. Its acclaimed restaurant Le Cinq is still drawing in the gourmand crowd with two Michelin stars and a new star-chef Eric Briffard. And the indoor pool is surrounded by a "let-them-eat-cake" mural of the gardens at Versailles.

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
In Paris's Golden Triangle—the soignée district between avenues Montaigne, George V, and the Champs-Élysées—this property has pastel rooms with Louis XV–style furnishings and chandeliers that create "a handsome medium for the many artworks displayed." However, "the number of sitting chairs can give it a crowded feel." The Royal suites have a steam room and sauna. Done in gray and gold, Le Cinq cooks up traditional French provisions like wild quail and foie gras.

(245 rooms)
—2011 Gold List
Overall Score: 95.1
  • Design: 94.4
  • Food: 94.8
  • Location: 97.2
  • Rooms: 95.2
  • Service: 94.0

Also appeared in the Gold List in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Amenities: Pool, Spa

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