Diplomatic Dance: Bienvenue! Ambassador Delattre

by Editorial

Washington and Relais & Chateaux welcome French Ambassador Francois Delattre to the neighborhood.

Patrick O'Connell, French Ambassador Francois Delattre and Jaume Tapies at the French Ambassador's VIP reception for Relais & Chateaux Hotels. Photo by Tony Powell.

BIENVENUE: What better way to welcome the newly placed French Ambassador Francois Delattre to Washington than a reception at his Residence, hosted by The Jefferson’s owner Connie Milstein and about 50 owners and managers of the ultra-luxe Relais & Chateaux chain of small hotels. Relais & Chateaux President Jaume Tapies, The Inn at Little Washington’s owner Patrick O’Connell and The Jefferson’s GM Franck Arnold toasted Delattre, who arrives in DC after four years of serving the French Government as its envoy to Canada.

FRANCOPHILES: Bruce Neal, Rachel Hayden, Greg Lopez, David Hagedorn, Francisco and Rebecca Bernot, George Goeggel, Debra Carnahan, Cameron Griffith, Ned Brown, Julie Onuffer, Damon Newpher, Katja Mathews, Rene Clanin, Megan Torrance, Julian Hutton, Leonard Silverstein, Muffy Bate Price, Gary Conover, Catherine Jones, Philip Wood, Russ Carnahan.

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