Caesar Ritz was born on the 23rd February 1850 in Niederwald in the Goms valley. He was the 13th and youngest child of Anton and Kreszentia Ritz-Heinen, a Goms mountain farmer’s son like all the others, however he was a very special boy. For a long time Caesar Ritz fostered the dream of implementing his ideas and visions on his own prototype in Paris.
In a former prince’s residence on the Place de Vendôme – which was already an art monument in itself- the «Hotel Ritz Paris» was built. source;https://caesarritz.ch/life-story/