Lindsay McCallum

Correspondent

  • Paris, France, EUR

Lindsay McCallum is a Forbes Travel Guide Correspondent who is based in Paris and covers the city for Forbes Travel Guide. A fashion, food and travel journalist, she made the move from Austin, TX to the City of Lights after graduating college. On a constant quest to discover the best restaurants, shops and places to be, Lindsay has established herself as the go-to insider for all things Paris. With a background in communications and PR, and a love for travel and restaurants, Lindsay began compiling travel guides to Europe for the trend forecasting company Stylesight, and is now the Editor in Chief of the luxury travel magazine LUXOS. She also writes tips on hot restaurant, bar, and store openings on her blog, Girl Meets Whirl.

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  • On February 11, 2014
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    What restaurants does L’Hôtel du Collectionneur have?

    L’Hôtel du Collectionneur offers two dining options — Purple Bar and Restaurant Le Safran. Purple Bar is a cocktail bar with a nice selection of gourmet snacks and light meals for lunch and dinner. With fresh salads, classic burgers and rich foie gras, Purple Bar has something for hunger pangs any time of the day. The extensive cocktail menu changes seasonally, but certain lounge classics — the Red Snapper is the hotel’s take on the Bloody Mary and its famous rum-based Zombie was popularized at the 1939 New York World’s Fair — remain constant. Le Safran is the consistent onsite culinary option for those occasions that call for a bit more pomp. Its kitchen presents contemporary French cuisine that's ideal for anniversary celebrations, birthday dinners or romantic nights out.
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    What are the rooms like at L’Hôtel du Collectionneur?

    Spread across seven floors, the rooms at L’Hôtel du Collectionneur are designed in the spirit of cruise ship cabins from a 1930s luxury liner. Each of the 478 rooms is decorated with furniture made from Macassar ebony with gold inlays that feature recreations of Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann’s etchings on them. Every bathroom features silk-screened glass doors with Art Deco motifs, while jade granite countertops sit against black granite cubist-style stands. Splashier quarters such as the presidential suite include balconies that overlook the Eiffel Tower and the interior Andalusian Patio, while the Paris hotel’s Luxury Eiffel suite affords breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower and unlimited access to the executive lounge and private terrace.
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    Where is L’Hôtel du Collectionneur located?

    L’Hôtel du Collectionneur is located in the heart of the 8th arrondissement, just across the street from the Parc Monceau, one of the most attractive outdoor spaces in Paris. Surrounded on all four sides by gorgeous displays of Parisian architecture, the park also offers jogging trails and a beautiful vintage carousel for kids. The neighborhood provides a diverse arrangement of architecture styles, one of the cultural vibrancies that once gravitated the likes of renowned creative minds Emile Zola, Guy de Maupassant, and Claude Monet to the area. L’Hôtel du Collectionneur itself is located on a small side street, keeping the noise levels to a minimum. The Paris hotel is within walking distance of the famous shopping Avenue des Champs-Élysées and rue Saint Honoré, as well as monuments such as La Madeleine, Place de la Concorde, Jacquemart-André Museum, the Grand Palais and the Gare Saint Lazare train station, making a day trip to Giverny or Normandy a piece of cake.
  • On February 11, 2014
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    What are the rooms like at L’Hôtel du Collectionneur?

    Spread across seven floors, the rooms at L’Hôtel du Collectionneur are designed in the spirit of cruise ship cabins from a 1930s luxury liner. Each of the 478 rooms is decorated with furniture made from Macassar ebony with gold inlays that feature recreations of Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann’s etchings on them. Every bathroom features silk-screened glass doors with Art Deco motifs, while jade granite countertops sit against black granite cubist-style stands. Splashier quarters such as the presidential suite include balconies that overlook the Eiffel Tower and the interior Andalusian Patio, while the Paris hotel’s Luxury Eiffel suite affords breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower and unlimited access to the executive lounge and private terrace.
  • On February 5, 2014
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    Does The Spa, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris offer couples treatments?

    The Spa, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris offers couples treatments in its VIP room, an area complete with two plush treatment beds and a romantic candlelit atmosphere. Couples are welcome to partake in any of the range of massages offered at the Paris spa, including the Walk in Versailles, a 150-minute, full-body service inspired by Marie Antoinette’s favorite scent, the orange blossom. While the sauna and hammam are unique to each of the ladies’ and men’s dressing rooms, the relaxation room is open to all, and offers semi-private areas with plush lounge chairs in an ultra-tranquil environment for lovebirds who want to reflect after their revitalizing rubdowns.
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    What kinds of massages are offered at The Spa, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris?

    The Spa, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris offers its signature massage for 50 minutes, and it features anti-stress techniques of body sway analysis and vibrations using different frequencies, as well as rare oils to promote well being. The Sodashi aromatherapy massage de-stresses both the mind and body, as essential oils are chosen according to your individual needs. The regenerating argan oil massage is a deeply nourishing service, while the hot stone massage focuses on releasing tight muscles and reconnecting the physical and mental aspects of the body. The Paris spa also offers a full range of Swedish, Shiatsu and Thai massages, as well as lymphatic draining, anti-cellulite and prenatal treatments.
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    What kinds of skincare products are used at The Spa, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris?

    The Spa, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris features skincare products from Sodashi, an Australian brand that harnesses the benefits of natural ingredients, such as hibiscus and sandalwood to produce effective and chemical-free items. Treatments with products from Sodashi — the name is Sanskrit for “wholeness, purity and radiance” — are considered to be some of the purest in the world. In addition to that line, though, the Paris spa also uses products by Carita, a French brand established over 60 years ago, which has since become the international standard of luxury beauty and skincare. Today, Carita is one of the premier brands used in luxury spas around the city.
  • On February 5, 2014
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    What is the design style of Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris?

    Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris is an exquisite example of the grand dame style of Paris, reminiscent of a bygone era when the City of Light was undisputedly the most glamorous and wealthiest place in Europe. There was no expense spared during the construction of the hotel between 1920 and 1928. American architect Joel Hillman and his team spent over $31 million building the structure. All public spaces were done with a certain regal air about them, while the guestrooms and suites were fashioned in a traditionally French style, with 18th-century-inspired chairs and elegantly colored tapestries providing the feel of a classic Parisian apartment. In 1999, when the Paris hotel joined the Four Seasons family, the George V underwent a two-year, $125 million renovation during which it was restored to its original grandeur while given a modern luxury update at the same time.
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    What restaurants does Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris have?

    At Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, there are a few restaurant options, depending on what you’re in the mood for. Le Bar offers meals throughout the day, and serves as the perfect place to enjoy breakfast amidst the plush sofas and warmth of the wooden lounge. For lunch, Le Bar provides a menu filled with such items as the famous lobster club sandwich. As for the liquid concoctions, they come from behind the bar with a certain air of elegance and edginess to them, thanks in larger part to new head barman, Greg Hazac, joining the roster.

    La Galerie is another dining option, located between Le Bar and the fine-dining establishment Le Cinq. Here, among the gilded moldings and plush textiles, diners enjoy the French cuisine of chef Eric Briffard for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The restaurant is perfect for a business meeting or a casual meal at the Paris hotel — not that there’s really anything remotely casual about the George V.

    The last dining option is the property’s acclaimed restaurant, Le Cinq. Chef Briffard, who also holds the title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France for his excellence in cuisine and has the distinction of being named class patron of the 2013 Le Cordon Bleu graduating class, gives you the option of ordering off the menu — you can select seasonal dishes such as sautéed wild mushrooms or fresh sea bass — or following a set menu, with or without wine pairings. The entire George V property sits above a wine cave where about 50,000 bottles are stocked in a perfectly controlled atmosphere. You are welcome to visit the luxury hotel’s caves, which were built out of the quarry where stone was removed to create the Arc de Triomphe.
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    Where is Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris located?

    Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris is located in a neighborhood so appropriately named the Golden Triangle, created by the bordering streets of the Champs-Élysées, Avenue Montaigne and Avenue Georges V. Known for its abundance of luxury shopping and dining, this area is also where the headquarters of Christian Dior, Givenchy, Saint Laurent and other iconic Parisian houses are located. The Paris hotel is ideally situated near major attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and the Grand Palais, but it’s not too far from other must-visit neighborhoods such as Palais Royal in the second arrondissement and Saint Germain on the left bank.
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    What are the best neighborhood restaurants in Paris?

    I love living in Montmartre for the abundance of little neighborhood restaurants. For example, rue Caulaincourt is full of restaurants, like Piazzitalia for some amazing Sicilian pizza, or further up the street, La Pizzetta for some more gourmet pizza and a really nice atmosphere. I love Au Rêve for their Tuesday night €5 dinner, made fresh according to whatever ingredients the Chef found at the market that day. 

    Also on rue Caulaincourt is a cute restaurant called Les Novices, where items like risotto and scallops are affordable and delcious. And just around the corner is Marcel, located on the most beautiful street in Paris- Avenue Junot. This tree-lined, cobblestone street is so picturesque, you can't help but fall in love with Paris while walking here. 

    Two of my all time favorite Paris restaurants happen to also be located in my neighborhood- La Rallonge and La Table d'Eugene. These two spots are owned by the same family and are located next door to eachother near the town hall of the 18th arrondissement. Serving entirely different menus, La Rallonge offers incredible tapas to share in a bustling atmosphere and mostly bar seating, whereas La Table d'Eugene is much more upscale offering a daily set menu as well as a la carte dishes for a traditional three-course meal. At either of these places, you must try the truffle rissotto made with little pastas and a creamy truffle sauce- it's to die for! 

    (Featured in the image is another one of my neighborhood favorites for Brunch or a Summer dinner in the garden, Hotel Particulier)