Author(s): Laure VERCHERE
The legendary Ritz on Paris' Place Vendôme is more than a luxury hotel; its very name evokes dreams of the City of Light. International luminaries from the worlds of high society, fashion, art, literature, cinema, finance, and diplomacy have illuminated its rooms, from the Duchess of Windsor, Coco Chanel, and Ernest Hemingway to Maria Callas, Marc Chagall, and Marlene Dietrich. After four years of careful restoration, the Ritz Paris has again opened its doors, a glamorous star taking the stage of the Place Vendôme with renewed spirit. This radiant volume overflows with elegant imagery illustrating the Ritz's esteemed guests and showcasing the impeccable work of architect Didier Beautemps and interior designer Thierry W. Despont.