29 April 2024


The Hôtel George V has been an icon of Parisian elegance and luxury since its inauguration in 1928. Located in the heart of the famous Golden Triangle, close to the Champs-Élysées and Avenue Montaigne, this iconic establishment has embodied French refinement for almost a century.

The history of the Hôtel George V dates back to the Roaring Twenties, a period of prosperity and artistic effervescence in Paris. Commissioned by hotel developer Joel Hillman, the hotel was designed in neoclassical style by architects George Wybo and Constant Lefranc. Its name pays homage to King George V of the United Kingdom, in recognition of Franco-British friendship.

The hotel has witnessed many historic events and memorable moments. During the Second World War, it served as headquarters for the German army, then was requisitioned by the Allies after the liberation of Paris in 1944. After years of restoration, it reopened its doors in 1948, regaining its former prestige. Over the years, the Hôtel George V has combined tradition and modernity, maintaining its classic charm while offering state-of-the-art facilities and services.

Today, the Hôtel George V continues to shine as one of Paris’s most sought-after addresses. With its sumptuous rooms, Michelin-starred restaurants and luxurious spa, it embodies the French art of living in all its splendor, perpetuating its heritage of excellence and timeless elegance.

Crézé’s mission: to create a ramp and handrail.

Following delivery of the concrete staircase to the Hôtel George V site in Paris, our craftsmen were able to install the base for the stringboard (the part into which the treads, risers, balusters and handrail rungs fit).

In our workshop, we then set about making the railing.

We began with the filling stage, set up in the workshop. Next, the splines are screwed together with the spacer balls. Once the screws were flush, we assembled the balls between the splines.

In its final stages at the Crézé workshop, the steel handrail is shaped and screwed to the top rail. Before being returned to the Hôtel George V, the entire railing is given a black and wax patina.

It is then installed by our craftsmen on site, using the appropriate protective equipment.

To complement the banister, Crézé also designed and installed a handrail. Made in our workshop, this brass handrail was created following the steel template produced on site.

We are extremely proud and honored to be able to collaborate with such an emblematic establishment steeped in history as the Hôtel George V in Paris, a timeless symbol of French elegance and luxury.