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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.