The hotel restaurant, Le Dalí (named after the surrealist painter who actually stayed at the hotel in the years between 1950 and 1980) is headed by a star chef Yannick Alléno, who was recently awarded three Michelin stars.
The father-and-daughter team handled the project to a generally approving hum of interior design critics. Philippe's furniture pieces include such "Daliesque" items as chairs with legs shaped like those of a woman and table lamps with drawers (a rather direct reference to one of Dali's paintings). Ara's painting, which now hangs over the main dining room measures 145 square meters (1,500 s/f) and weighs a hefty 250 kilos (550 pounds). The artist worked on it for five months.