Ritz is a synonym for quality, for excellence, an euphemism for a world beyond the reach of the average man in the street. It conjures up distant imaginations of glitter and glamour, wrapped in silken sheets and hand woven linen. It stands for walking on thick sound-swallowing Persian carpets, dining from bone China plates, the clinking of heavy crystal glass, chiming silver.
Since 1910 the Ritz in Madrid represents all this. This is its story.
The Ritz Madrid is one of the last Grand Hotels on earth. It was
built in 1910, following the hotel-concept of the legendary César Ritz.
Today it appears with all comfort and amenities of a 'Grand Hotel', from
a splendid bar, a tucked-away discreet reception desk, a central lobby-ruling concierge desk (wonderful old-school) to cosy rooms and great beds.
The Ritz appears as a Rolls Royce Phantom 1930. But under its bonnet
gallops the engine of a Porsche.
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