The Ritz Paris is a 5-star hotel located at 15, place Vendôme, in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. It is considered one of the most beautiful, grand and luxurious hotels in the world. It was founded by the Swiss hotelier César Ritz, in collaboration with the chef Auguste Escoffier, in 1898. The Ritz quickly gained a reputation as a luxury hotel, with a clientele of politicians, film and music stars, etc. Several of its suites are named after prestigious guests of the hotel, for example the great fashion designer Coco Chanel, who lived in the hotel until her death, or the writer Ernest Hemingway, who was a regular guest, especially in the hotel bar which today bears his name.