What are Eric Ripert's favorite hotels?
I love Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. I’ve gone there for at least 15 years. The rooms that I’ve stayed are always very large, with a kitchen, and very Art Deco. The fridge is a 1925 fridge. Even the toaster is from the 1920s. It gives you this feel like you are in your house. I travel with a couple of things from my home — Buddhas, some books I like from the last 20 years that I’m supposed to read beside — and I put them around, and it looks like an apartment. I also love Amansara in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It’s a fantastic hotel. Then, I love The Ritz-Carlton because I have three restaurants in The Ritz-Carlton. And therefore, I love to go to The Ritz-Carlton and get the royalty treatment. Even when you don’t work there you feel like a king, but being apart of their family, I feel even more spoiled.