Hotel Ritz Madrid to shut for lavish $121 million makeover

Those itching to remain within the Ritz in Madrid will have to double verify their plans because the famed lodge has introduced that they’re to shut for multi-million greenback renovations this February. The 108-year-old property will probably be shutting its doorways on February 28th for restorations which are mentioned to price round US $121 million – it’s going to reopen late subsequent 12 months.

The iconic exterior of the Ritz. Image by GettyImages/Alex Segre

Hotel Ritz Madrid was one of many authentic European motels that opened underneath world class hotelier Cesar Ritz. From its inception the model has been synonymous with luxurious and so it comes as no shock that they’re forking out high greenback to revive its opulence.

A view of the lodge from the surface. Image by GettyImages/EyesWideOpen

Spanish architect, Rafael de La-Hoz is on the helm of the challenge together with French designers’ Gilles and Boissier who have been tasked with enhancing the property. The luxurious makeover will see the lodge’s services upgraded however retaining the Belle Époque-era type of the unique constructing.

General view of the Krug Bar on the Hotel Ritz in Madrid.

The glass roof over the primary lounge is to be reinstated and the 153 lavish bedrooms will probably be revamped with the lodge’s crystal chandeliers, vintage work and sculptures restored. The lodge’s important restaurant is to be moved again to the terrace backyard together with a brand new bar.

Not solely that however a one-of-a-kind 2000 sq. foot Royal Suite with Spanish affect will probably be additionally launched with views of the Prado Museum. There may even be a brand new health centre, indoor pool and a brand new vary of spa experiences.

The important corridor on the Hotel Ritz in Madrid. Image by GettyImages/JAVIER SORIANO
Luxurious rooms function all through the lodge Image by Hotel Ritz Madrid

Over the years the lodge has hosted royalty, dignitaries and celebrities, most notably Prince Rainier of Monaco and Princess Grace, who honeymooned there. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group acquired Hotel Ritz, Madrid in 2015 for US$148 million in a three way partnership with The Olayan Group.

Inside the lodge. Image by Hotel Ritz, Madrid

“For more than 100 years, The Ritz has been an icon in this vibrant city” mentioned James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. “This extensive restoration, combined with Mandarin Oriental’s exemplary service, is targeted to ensure the property retains its legendary status as one of the world’s great hotels. We intend to make the local community even more proud of this historic landmark when we welcome them again upon re-opening.”

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