Hotel Vendome

  • by Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by Fred Stella
  • 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 listener will forget.
Welcome to the Hotel Vendôme.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A really nice story to drift away with

A lovely story with some nice under lying themes. Only one occasion when it tended to go on a bit with the same issue but other than that, its a great book to listen to.
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- osteo1

Won't be able to turn this book off.

What did you like most about Hotel Vendome?

The narrater kept me enthralled from beginning till end.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hotel Vendome?

The father daughter relationship.

Have you listened to any of Fred Stella’s other performances? How does this one compare?

All are very well read.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Work hard for what you want out of life.

Any additional comments?

Haven't been into audio books that long but I can't see myself ever buying another book. Love these and I can listen to them while working.

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- Lesley Owen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio