Five-star and luxury hotels – charming venues for a French breakfast

by | Art of Confiture

12

December 2018

Andrésy products are served in the most prestigious five-star and luxury hotels worldwide and are a delight for lovers of the French breakfast experience. We take a whistle-stop tour of the world of these opulent hotels, which are a haven of sophistication and gastronomic prowess.

Living the dream at major hotels and luxury establishments

For many people, the great hotels and luxury establishments glimpsed in films or magazines conjure up film stars and show business personalities, gilded surroundings and prestige cars. But behind the dream facade, the wheels of hotel businesses are turning ceaselessly to pamper their guests.

Today, there are over 320 five-star hotels and some twenty or so luxury establishments in France, including Le Bristol, Le Ritz Paris, Le Byblos in Saint-Tropez, Le Cheval Blanc in Courchevel, Le Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, and L’Hôtel du Palais in Biarritz.

The slow rise of five-star and luxury hotels

The French luxury hotel business began to flourish in the nineteenth century in spa resorts, which were very popular with high society and the crowned heads of Europe. When travelling, these customers demanded the flawless service to which they were accustomed at home.

However, the 0 to 4 classification was not very clear or consistent compared to international standards. In 2009, the French Ministry of Tourism introduced the five-star category featuring luxury services, gastronomy, delicious French breakfast buffets and renowned restaurants.

A year later, it created the “Palace” category, which is the next level of extreme luxury.

From five-star to luxury hotel

Five-star hotels can apply for “Palace” status, which is awarded for five years (renewable) by a committee made up of industry professionals.

They have to meet very stringent criteria and demonstrate exceptional or even unique features. All aspects are taken into consideration: location, architecture, the historic, aesthetic and heritage features of the building, and the type of clientele. The size of the rooms and suites, facilities, modern conveniences, staff training, personalised service, and gastronomy are also studied.

« Andrésy is the go-to brand for five-star and luxury hotels »

The French breakfast experience – the symbol of hotel gastronomy

Five-star and “Palace” hotels are the epitome of luxury and good taste, offering their guests an unforgettable stay. Gastronomy has a crucial role to play. Perfection is de rigueur in restaurant dining rooms at lunch and dinner, and of course for the vitally important French breakfast.

These peerless hotels choose products and services which meet the most stringent criteria. Andrésy’s delicious recipes cooked in copper jam pans have won over renowned chefs and its jams now have pride of place on breakfast tables in these luxury hotels.

Andrésy – on tables in high-end and luxury hotels in France and worldwide

Andrésy’s reputation now transcends frontiers. The company is the go-to name for five-star and luxury hotels in many countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Andrésy is also prized for its products and reliability: consistent quality over the long term, an ability to adapt to customer requirements, and guaranteed delivery deadlines.

To add that extra-special touch to their breakfast breads, brioches and crêpes, chefs generally choose traditional flavours: apricot, strawberry, raspberry, red berries, orange marmalade, and honey. But they like to stand out from the competition and Andrésy can adapt to any requirements. This is why the jam-manufacturer supplied a major hotel with personalised jars. The standard content of jam and honey was higher than the usual 28g for French breakfasts and room service, and this particular client’s jars bore a specially commissioned design on the label.

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