The story of the man who remade the history of hotels, giving them luxury and pampering the worldly fashionables, From a poor Swiss boy he rose to international fame, and this somewhat sentimental memoir is filled with his determination and the people who aided his ambition. Anecdotes of the glamour circle, -- titles, millionaires, actresses, beaux and belles, European gilded life from the '70's on. The parties, the menus, the miracles wrought by one man. Good though not important reading. Lacks the literary flavour of many society reminiscences, but should have much the same market. Plus sale for hotel training schools.