After his wife leaves him for another man, Hugues Martins life revolves solely around two things - the celebrated five-star hotel he owns and manages in New York City and his daughter Heloise. At four, Heloise becomes the only woman in her fathers life; by seven, she is the undisputed queen of the Hotel Vendome. And as the years pass, despite her mothers abandonment, she basks in her fathers love, the devotion of the hotels staff, and the affection of its guests. But their little world is transformed forever when Heloise moves to France for hotel school and Hugues meets his match in Natalie Peterson, a woman who understands him and his love for the Vendome. Is there room in their lives for Natalie, or will her intrusion ruin their special bond?