The Great César — Life and Times of César Ritz
César Ritz*, born in the Swiss village of Niederwald on 23 February 1850, died in Küssnacht on 26 October 1918.
César Ritz started his hotel career at the age of 15 in Switzerland, but he truly learnt his trade in the French capital, Paris. He then worked in resorts throughout Europe and managed luxurious hotels, but became truly famous for founding various luxury hotels such as the Ritz in Paris and in London.
*The correct writing of Cesar Ritz is César, with an accent aigu (´) but accents are often not displayed correctly. Should you find the word César without an accent in this article, or should the accent not be displayed, please note: on the e of Cesar should always be an accent aigu ´. Thank you
SOON ON YOUR SCREEN — THE GREAT CÉSAR by Andreas Augustin, (10 part series of the life and death of the great hotelier).