Americaâ€™s #1 bestseller â€˘ First time in paperback! Â There are some places you visit, and some places you never leave behind. Danielle Steelâ€™s new novel follows a devoted father and the daughter he raises in the fascinating upstairs-downstairs world of a glamorous Manhattan hotel. Â HOTEL VENDĂ”ME Â The hotel was old, run-down. But to Swiss-born hotelier Hugues Martin, it is a rough diamond tucked away on a quiet New York City street. So Hugues scrapes together everything he has to purchase the buildingâ€”and transforms it into one of the worldâ€™s finest luxury hotels. Â Under Huguesâ€™s exacting supervision, the Hotel VendĂ´me is soon renowned for its unparalleled service and discretionâ€”the ideal refuge for the rich and famousâ€”and a perfect home for Huguesâ€™s family, until his young wife abandons him, leaving Hugues the single parent to their four-year-old daughter. Still, Heloise grows up happily amid a colorful milieu of celebrities, socialites, politicians, world travelers, and the countless hotel employees who all adore her. Â As the years pass and unexpected challenges arise, Hugues and the hotel are the center of Heloiseâ€™s life. She longs to follow in her fatherâ€™s footsteps and one day run the Hotel VendĂ´me. The lessons she learns at his side will carry her through it all, illuminating a story no reader will forget. Â Welcome to the Hotel VendĂ´me.