Ritz Hotels Founder Gets A Biopic

Cesar Ritz, who founded and developed the famous Ritz Hotels in France and the UK, will be the subject of a feature film says The Hollywood Reporter.

Writing-producing team David and Kathy Rose (“Mrs. Henderson Presents”) are developing a $20 million movie inspired by Ritz’s life and times.

Ritz, the 13th son of a Swiss-German goatherd, and his lifetime associate, Auguste Escoffier, revolutionized the luxury hotel concept by introducing everything from en-suite bathrooms to a la carte menus.

Beginning with a restaurant in Cannes, the duo went on to establish hotels in Paris, London and Madrid.