George V ranked Best Hotel for 8th time.
The George V's luxurious and elegant interior and
architectural design has made it unique. The decor is a combination of
classical designs with a modern touch. The hotel's interiors are
adorned with magnificent tapestries and spectacular flowers. George V is
exquisite in every detail and boasts top quality dining, with Philippe
Legendre's Le Cinq restaurant, which was awarded its
third-Michelin-star (aka Macarons), the highest a restaurant can earn.
As such, Le Cinq became one of the best tables in Paris. The restaurant
of the Four Seasons Hotel George V is open every day of the year without
exception. Moreover, the George V was ranked Top International Hotel in
the ZAGAT Survey edition 2007/2008, the Zagat Survey of Paris
Restaurants 2006/2007 edition ranked George V to have the Best
Gastronomic Restaurant in Paris, Best Hotel Restaurant for dinner in
Paris and Best Restaurant for Services and Cuisine in Paris. The George
V has received numerous recognitions: This year, the George V was ranked
Best City Hotel Worldwide in Ultratravel magazine, the hotel was also
ranked Best International Business Hotel by Conde Nast Traveler in 2006,
"When it comes to catering for business travelers, hotels are
finding that convenience and flexibility count as much as luxury.
Paris' Four Seasons Hotel George V ... will send a representative
to greet you at the plane and expedite your way through customs,"
described the survey. Furthermore, the George V was ranked Best City
Hotel Worldwide in the 2008/09 Gallivanter's Guide for 6
consecutive years, ranked Best European City Hotel in Europe for 8
consecutive years in Gallivanter's Guide in 2008 and World's
Best International City Hotel in Andrew Harper's Hideaway report
2008 and Best International City Hotel in Andrew Harper's Hideaway
report in 2005. The George V has also been rated the world's number
one hotel by the ZAGAT Survey in its 2004 Top International Hotels,
Resorts & Spas edition. The Survey described George V as a
"jewel in the Four Season's crown" with its elegant
rooms, magnificent views, souvenir-quality bathroom amenities,
outstanding spa and sublime staff. The hotel was also ranked
World's Best Hotel in the same year, in the Institutional Investor.
In September 2002, L'hotellerie magazine published a report
entitled: "Four Seasons George V Hotel Best Luxurious Hotel in the
World in 2002-2003." In March of the same year, Forbes Global
published a survey of 25,000 executives who frequently travel to
international destinations. The number one choice of these sophisticated
travelers was the Four Seasons George V Hotel in Paris. Prince Alwaleed
acquired the George V in 1996 for $178 million.
A two-year $125 million comprehensive renovation was started in
December 1997. The total cost of acquiring the hotel and renovation
amounted to $303 million, reflecting the Prince's dedication to
restore the glory of this landmark. Since its reopening in mid-December
1999, the Four Seasons George V has become internationally-renowned for
its top notch services. When the hotel reopened Prince Alwaleed
commented saying, "I am confident that the George V with its new
look will be the crown jewel of hotels in the world. Great efforts have
been exerted to offer the best luxury services. I am sure that guests of
the George V will experience unparalleled service."
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