The iconic Hotel Ritz, Madrid will be rebranded
this summer as the Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid, following the
most extensive restoration in its 110-year history.
The celebrated hotel, which was designed and built under the
supervision of legendary hotelier César Ritz, first opened its
doors in 1910.
hotel has always been an integral part of society in Spain’s
capital, and has been host to royalty, politicians, corporate
leaders and celebrities.
Situated within the ‘Golden
Triangle of Art’ - an area defined by the most important museums in
the city such as the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía
Museum of Modern Art - the hotel ’s location within a prestigious
residential area close to Madrid’s financial and commercial
district and to El Retiro Park, adds to its appeal.
Spanish architect, Rafael de La-Hoz, has been
instrumental in providing the context for the historical
restoration, while French designers, Gilles & Boissier, have
overseen the interiors.
Chef Quique Dacosta, one of the most celebrated
chefs in Spain, has been appointed to design, develop and oversee
all culinary operations at the hotel’s five restaurants and bars.