One of the first things that strike us is the trendy, high-end European kitchens at The Palazzo. They bear the De Dietrich brand and are made by the FagorBrandt Group, one of Europe's leading household appliance makers. De Dietrich's ovens have graceful lines and contain digital clocks and LCD readouts, alongside marble countertops. Also noticeable are De Dietrich's attractive, modern black induction stoves and grills. The FagorBrandt Group is among a few companies that continue to manufacture their units within Europe. The company operates nine specialised factories in France, Italy, Spain and Poland. Sino Land Group opted to go with FagorBrandt for appliances at The Palazzo because of the company's heritage and market quality. Each unit at The Palazzo contains De Dietrich stoves, ovens, microwaves, refrigerators and washer-dryers. De Dietrich is FagorBrandt's top-tier brand and is marketed worldwide as a high-end way to equip luxurious kitchens. Built-in kitchen appliances are now a status symbol for many Hongkongers. De Dietrich combines exceptional quality with first-rate French culinary experience to create a classy, high-calibre finish that wows, is functional and lasts. De Dietrich opened its first Hong Kong showroom in 2007, with Gilman Appliances, its distributor. Customers can get up close and personal, and experience the tactile effect that is the embodiment of De Dietrich's luxurious feel. Founded in 1684, De Dietrich commenced operations when Jean De Dietrich started making steel weapons and tools. A century later, the company secured an official endorsement from Louis XVI. Some of De Dietrich's customised kitchens can cost up to US$100,000.