On 2 October 2010, the Hotel Ritz Madrid will
mark its centenary, having provided guests with a luxurious and
elegant base from which to explore Spain’s vibrant capital city
for ten decades. Madrileños love to celebrate and the Ritz Madrid
is no exception, with a year-long schedule of events and parties
As part of the centenary offering, Hotel
Ritz Madrid has created a special
accommodation package offering guests a rate of 100 Euros for the
first night of their stay, when booking a minimum three-night
stay. The package is subject to availability, includes a daily
buffet breakfast and will be available from 1 October 2010 until
September 2011 (excluding 28 December – 1 January). Rates for a
classic room are priced from 535 Euros per room, per night.
Over the past 100 years, Hotel Ritz Madrid has been at
the forefront of innovation in fine dining. To pay homage to his
predecessors, executive chef Jorge Gonzales, will re-create a
selection of dishes from the Goya Restaurant that reflect the
evolution of cooking styles throughout the century. Iconic dishes,
such as the Beef Tenderloin Centre Périgueux that was served for
New Year’s Dinner on 1936, will take guests on a gastronomical
journey from 1910 to the present day.
To kick off a
year-long calendar of celebratory events, Hotel Ritz Madrid will
host celebrated Spanish songstress, Olga Maria Ramos, for several
performances in October. Also scheduled for 2010 is a special
Christmas gift for Madrid residents over the age of 100 years, who
will be invited to the Hotel Ritz for an afternoon tea party,
featuring a specially created birthday cake.
Celebrations will continue well into 2011, with the hotel hosting
a 1920’s themed flapper carnival party in February and also
sponsoring the Madrid Masters Golf Championship in May 2011.
Originally the brainchild of King Alfonso XIII, who
noticed a distinct lack of luxury accommodation in Madrid at the
time of his wedding, the Hotel Ritz Madrid was created to satisfy
the tastes of the most distinguished and discerning travellers and
was designed and built under the personal supervision of legendary
hotelier, Cesar Ritz.
The inauguration gala of 1902 was a grand
occasion attended by the Spanish royal family including King
Alfonso XIII, Queen Ena, the royal mother and Prime Minister
The hotel is one of the original grand
luxury hotels of Europe and an architectural treasure, exemplary
of the Belle Époque era. It continues to play host to kings, prime
ministers, aristocrats, movie stars, authors and painters, such as
Nelson Mandela, The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Yasser Arafat,
Jennifer Lopez, Princess Diana and Prince Charles, Salvador Dali,
George Clooney, Richard Gere, Tom Ford, and Penelope Cruz.
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