16 Feb 2012

George V’s Stellar Cellar

THERE are no flowers in the cellar. Fragrant splays and bouquets line the hotel’s other avenues. And rose petals, young Burgundy in colour, are artfully scattered on the linen of tables 46ft above, where menu covers feature depictions of bamboo. One concierge once loaded a customer’s suite with 6,000 roses to court an heiress. They demanded 10,000, but the maximum available from Paris’s flower market of 6,000 still worked, nonetheless...
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