Hotel Vendome

Hotel Vendome

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Danielle Steel's dazzling new novel invites readers into the ultra-glamorous world of a five-star New York hotel, and brings to vivid life the man who builds it as his dream, the girl who grows up in its loving embrace, and the colorful guests and staff who make its magic complete.
The hotel was old, run-down. But to Swiss-born Hugues Martin, a young, ambitious hotelier trained in the most illustrious European traditions, it is a rough diamond, tucked away on a quiet, perfectly situated Manhattan street. After begging and borrowing every penny he can scrape together, Hugues purchases the building--and transforms it into one of the world's finest luxury hotels.

Under Hugues's tireless, exacting supervision, the Hotel Vendôme is soon renowned for its elegance, its efficiency, its unparalleled service and discretion--the ideal New York refuge for the rich and famous, as well as a perfect home for Hugues's beautiful young wife and their daughter. But when his wife runs off with a notorious rock star, Hugues is suddenly a single parent to four-year-old Heloise--who will grow up happily regardless, amid a fascinating milieu of celebrities, socialites, politicians, world travelers, and the countless hotel employees who all adore her.

As the years pass, Hugues and the hotel are the center of Heloise's life, a universe of unexpected mysteries and pleasures, crises and celebrations that make every day magical. She longs to follow in her father's footsteps and one day run the Vendôme with him. New challenges mark her way: an unexpected romance for Hugues and her own journey to hotel school in Switzerland. The lessons she has learned at her father's side, in their exciting upstairs/downstairs world, will carry her through it all, as they illuminate a story no reader will forget.

Welcome to the Hotel Vendôme.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385343176
Characteristics: 323 p. ; 25 cm.


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IMolina3 Feb 04, 2014

I love it!

Oct 06, 2013

This book was very predictable, very quick read, but does what it is supposed to.

Feb 25, 2012

Could not put this book down! First Danielle Steele that I have read and it was great. A little predictable at times but on the whole a good read.

lfranz Feb 05, 2012

Just loved it! Quick read wholesome!

Feb 02, 2012

An okay read. A little boring in some parts.


It is great book one of her best a must read

Junglequeen Dec 30, 2011

I enjoyed reading this romantic book. A good light read to have with a cuppa tea. About a family-owned business. Actually more about a father-daughter relationship in the hotel world. Charming.

Dec 26, 2011

Large Print ONLY

Dec 08, 2011

Quite an enjoyable read, although I enjoy her books I'm starting to think a lot of them are along the same basic lines. When is she going to write one about someone who comes from the poorer side of the blanket and doesn't have money behind them?


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