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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 Vend�me 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 Vend�me 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 Vend�me.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Hotel Vendome: A Novel
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New favorite!!!
July 7th, 2014
Fabulous book! Heart warming and full of some much love, but also some great life lessons we all have to learn.
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January 23rd, 2014
This book was interesting in how the main character raises his daughter in a high class upbringing and how she is sheltered from the world yet lives in her own world. The father is her main parent and she has no idea how to share because he never introduced her to sharing him with others. When the time came for him to share with another woman while she was away at school he found it difficult to tell her. j I found I was becoming very annoyed at him for not saying anything for almost a year and when he finally did she was a spoiled brat about it. I kind of wanted to yell at him and her but she came around as i knew she would. Just thought it dragged on a bit for that part. Fairy tale endings are always what steel writes about and i want to try other authors to see their style as well
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