From the article Puttin’ on the Ritz.
The early-18th-century Place Vendôme, in the first Arrondissement, with the Ritz on its far side.
The hotel’s limestone exterior, designed by architect Jules Hardouin-Monsart and built in 1705.
The hotel’s celebrated entrance.
Doorman Sebastian Cavallera.
A gilded swan spout in a bathroom.
Inside the Place Vendôme entrance.
Original service pulls, still found in some rooms.
Head housekeeper Maran Weber and her staff, in the Imperial Suite.
The concierge desk.
Hotel florist Djordje Varda.
A staff meeting in the War Room, run by general manager Omer Acar.
Dishes from the new organic room-service menu.
The Espadon team, with chef de cuisine Michel Roth (center).
Colin Field, tender of the hotel’s Hemingway Bar, in action.
Polishing the chandelier in the Windsor Suite.
The corridor lobby.
Post-lesson dining at the Escoffier cooking school.
Ritz Guest relations director Mandred Mautsch in the Chanel Suite.F
The Chanel Suite’s central sitting area, with views of the Place Vendôme.
The suite’s bedroom.
The Imperial Suite, on the second floor.