Grandson and son of hoteliers he even used to say that the first word he prononced was "hotel". From his childhood in the 11th and 12th arrondissements of Paris, he remembers always been in an atmosphere so particular, that of French hospitality. He was already working during school holidays at the Grand Hotel Francais, has never been unworthy. And even if he became general manager of both properties, this Stakhanovite defender of a human hospitality business is not prepared to rest on its laurels. His career, started in the early 90's as the general manager of the Grand Hotel Francais, has also a challenging start: to get tourists to eastern Paris. A not easy task since they were always "drained in the same neighborhoods", confesses the hotel director, referring to "the Champs Elysees, the Latin Quarter and the Opera".