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Mandarin Oriental Ritz Madrid now open

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Tue, 04/20/2021 - 07:57
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[From left to right] Mr Pablo Bravo, Advisor of Olayan Group in Spain; Mr José Luis Martínez Almeida, Mayor of Madrid; Mr James Riley, CEO of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group; Ms Isabel Díaz Ayuso, President of the Community of Madrid; Mr Miguel Ángel Sanz Castedo, General Director of The Spanish Tourism Board (Turespaña); Greg Liddell, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid.
[From left to right] Mr Pablo Bravo, Advisor of Olayan Group in Spain; Mr José Luis Martínez Almeida, Mayor of Madrid; Mr James Riley, CEO of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group; Ms Isabel Díaz Ayuso, President of the Community of Madrid; Mr Miguel Ángel Sanz Castedo, General Director of The Spanish Tourism Board (Turespaña); Greg Liddell, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid.

Originally designed and built under the supervision of legendary hotelier César Ritz, the hotel first opened its doors in 1910.

Hong Kong – Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has today reopened the iconic Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid.

This much-anticipated reopening 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.

Spanish architect, Rafael de La-Hoz, has been instrumental in the historical restoration while French designers, Gilles & Boissier, have overseen the interiors, increasing the property’s appeal to local and international guests alike. Each of the 153 luxuriously appointed rooms, including 53 suites, now enjoy a chic and contemporary residential style.

The hotel is poised to become one of the most innovative culinary destinations in Spain with five dining concepts overseen by three Michelin-starred Chef Quique Dacosta. These comprise Deessa, with a menu celebrating locally-sourced produce; Palm Court, 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.

For the first time in its history, Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid will offer wellness experiences for body and mind. The intimate spa retreat will feature Mandarin Oriental’s award-winning wellness expertise in partnership with The Beauty Concept, one of Spain’s leading wellness experts.

The wellness facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, a vitality pool, experience showers, a steam room, and a contemporary fitness centre.

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.

Attending the reopening celebrations for a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony were a group of government and cultural dignitaries.

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Theodore Koumelis

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