Chef Alain Ducasse to Oversee All Restaurants of Le Meurice of Dorchester Collection in Paris
July 16, 2013 3:34pm
His impact at Dorchester Collection, with three-star restaurants at Hôtel Plaza Athénée, in Paris and The Dorchester, in London, is a key factor in his arrival at Le Meurice. Ducasse's world-renowned expertise is backed by his excellence in sharing knowledge: as a trainer and mentor, Ducasse is now looking forward to taking up the challenge of a new three-star restaurant. Ducasse commented, "I am honored that Franka Holtmann, General Manager of Le Meurice, with the support of François Delahaye, Chief Operating Officer of Dorchester Collection, has asked me to come and join Le Meurice. French cuisine has a major place, a role and an impact in the world today. I am pleased to contribute to its success in the two finest locations in Paris: Hôtel Plaza Athénée and Le Meurice."
"In light of the closure of Hôtel Plaza Athénée and its upcoming restorations, I have the marvelous opportunity to continue offering contemporary French cuisine at Le Meurice. My philosophy still remains the same: a cuisine that concentrates on the essential with taste at its forefront."
Christopher Cowdray, Chief Executive Officer of Dorchester Collection, commented: "Dorchester Collection seeks to align itself with the very finest and most prestigious global partners. Given the long-standing success of Alain Ducasse at two of our hotels, selecting him to oversee the culinary operations of Le Meurice was a natural choice to ensure its gastronomic reputation not only in Paris but the world."
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The current portfolio includes the following hotels (in order of them joining the group): The Dorchester, London; The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills; Le Meurice, Paris; Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris; Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan; Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles; Coworth Park, Ascot, UK; 45 Park Lane, London; and Le Richemond, Geneva.
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