The “palace” label is not given to all five-star establishments, it is subject to drastic standards. The Palace award committee is based on assessment criteria. The building must be historic, the average annual workforce by key greater than or equal to 2.2 for Parisian establishments and greater than or equal to 1.5 for non-Parisian establishments, the location of the establishment must be exceptional … as much as the service which must make a major difference. To work there, beyond a keen sense of service, you have to be resilient, patient and have knowledge of luxury codes is essential. The sense for excellence is proof, the carrer paths are generally exceptional.