SPA DAY: Could the Ritz Paris, already famous for its Coco Chanel suite, reopen later this year with a spa bearing the famous couture name? According to sources, the mythic, five-star hotel is in talks with the fashion house about the project.

The likelihood of a deal could not immediately be learned, but it would represent a first for Chanel, which boasts an extensive and luxurious skin-care range, and a coup for the Place Vendôme landmark, whose famous residents included the late couturier.