Four restaurants (including L’Espadon, run by chef Nicolas Sale), four bars, a new Salon Proust (open at tea time), the iconic swimming pool and the Chanel spa all add their distinctive touches to the Ritz experience so prized by the hotel’s devotees and sophisticated travelers. But what would a legendary establishment be without the people who run it? At the Ritz, we are delighted to see that Colin Field, the acclaimed barman of the Hemingway, is back. Chef Nicolas Sale had a brilliant start a the Ritz, with 2 Michelin stars for the gourmet La Table de L’Espadon and 1 star at Les Jardins de l’Espadon, a new restaurant opened for lunch in a covered patio. Every weekend one of the most luxurious brunches in the city takes place at L’Espadon while barbecues are set in the beauty of the gardens. Food has always been intrinsic to the hotel, which is the only one with its own school of cuisine: the world-famous Ritz Escoffier which celebrates this year its 30th Anniversary. So Paris and the Ritz are at last reunited, ready to write a new chapter of their long, brilliant association in the history of French excellence.