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Titre : Hotel Vendome
Éditeur : BRILLIANCE AUDIO, United States
Date d'édition : 2011
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Library ed..
Language: English . Brand New. 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 Vendome 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 Vendome 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 listener will forget. Welcome to the Hotel Vendome. N° de réf. du libraire AAS9781423388333
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When Swiss-born Hugues Martin sees a small, run-down hotel in New York for the rough diamond it is, he transforms it into a beautiful boutique hotel of impeccable elegance, run with the precision and attention to detail he learned through his hotelier training in Europe.
Renowned for its unparalleled service, the Hotel Vendôme soon becomes the ideal New York refuge for the rich and famous, as well as a perfect home for Hugues' beautiful wife and their young daughter. But when his wife tires of his obsession for the hotel, she walks out on him for a notorious rock star, leaving Hugues a single parent to four-year-old Heloise.
Heloise and her family live happily amid a colourful, exciting and sometimes mysterious milieu of celebrities, socialites, politicians, world travellers and hotel employees - and their inevitable intrigues.
As unexpected challenges arise, the hotel is the centre of their world. And when Heloise grows us, she longs to follow in her father's footsteps and one day run the Hotel Vendôme. The lessons she learned at his side will carry her through it all, in a story no reader will forget.
Synopsis: Hugues Martin, un tanar si ambitios hotelier, vede in Vechiul si darapanatul hotel VendOme ceea ce nimeni altcineva nu vede un adevarat diamant neslefuit, ascuns pe o straduta linistita din Manhattan, iar eforturile uriase pe care le depune pentru restaurarea lui sunt in final rasplatite. Hotelul isi recapata eleganta si stralucirea de altadata, devenind un adevarat refugiu newyorkez pentru celebritati si oameni bogati, si totodata caminul perfect pentru frumoasa sotie a lui Hugues si pentru fiica lor de patru ani. Cand insa sotia lui il paraseste fugind cu un star rock, Hugues trebuie sa treaca peste aceasta tragedie si sa faca tot posibilul pentru a fi un tata desavarsit pentru micuta Heloise, care creste astfel inconjurata de celebritati, de oameni politici, de persoane importante ale vietii publice, dar si de angajatii hotelului, care o adora. Anii trec, aducand pentru Hugues o noua poveste de dragoste, iar pentru Heloise un univers plin de mistere, drame si bucurii neasteptate, presarat de provocari, crize si celebrari care transforma in magie fiecare zi.
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