This much-anticipated opening comes after the most ambitious and extensive restoration in the iconic property’s 110-year history.
Originally designed and built under the supervision of legendary hotelier César Ritz, the hotel first opened its doors in 1910. Over the last three years, it has been carefully restored, enhancing its facilities and services while preserving the unique Belle Époque character of the original building, reopening as part of the growing Mandarin Oriental portfolio.
The property’s prestigious location, in the heart of Madrid’s commercial and cultural district and close to the city’s famed El Retiro Park, has ensured that The Ritz has always been an integral part of society in Spain’s capital, and host to royalty, politicians, corporate leaders, and celebrities for decades.
The ballroom and function spaces, with their large windows facing the Prado Museum have been beautifully restored and designed to ensure the hotel is once again the venue of choice for events, celebrations, private dinners and parties.
The hotel features 153 luxuriously appointed rooms and five dining concepts overseen by three Michelin-starred Chef Quique Dacosta.
These comprise Deessa (right), with a menu celebrating locally-sourced produce; Palm Court (main image), serving a classic yet modern menu under a spectacular central glass canopy; Champagne Bar, which presents tailored pairings for guests; Pictura, with a curated avant-garde menu of cocktails; and El Jardín del Ritz, Madrid’s favourite al fresco setting.
Wellness facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, a vitality pool, experience showers, a steam room, and a contemporary fitness centre.