Great hotel spas in cities around the world – Paris

George V Spa – Paris, France
It’s no surprise that a spa inspired by the sumptuous Versailles palace would be the height of over-the-top pampering, but the George V really pulls out all the stops to make you feel like royalty.

The signature anti-aging facial incorporates 24-carat gold; private treatment rooms are similarly gilded and lavishly appointed in authentic 18th century Toile de Jouy; and the elegant pool is wrapped in trompe l’oeil garden murals.

Though it’s set underground at the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris, the spa still manages to seem sunny (special lights shining in the pool and Jacuzzi are designed to replicate daylight–complete with sunrises and sunsets). Even your hair will be radiant with essential oil treatments and plant-based products in the salon.