LUXURY HOTELS

HOTEL RITZ BY BELMOND MADRID
The Hotel Ritz by Belmond, one of the most significant buildings in Madrid, is situated in the heart of the city, with views of the Prado and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums.
HOTEL RITZ BY BELMOND MADRID
The Hotel Ritz by Belmond, one of the most significant buildings in Madrid, is situated in the heart of the city, with views of the Prado and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums.
Its superlative location is very convenient for customers who are on business trips, since it is at the start of Paseo de la Castellana – the most important communication hub in the capital – where the main national and international headquarters of the most important businesses are located. The current clientele of the Ritz includes the elite of the world of business, politics, art, cinema, beauty, and more. The Hotel Ritz by Belmond has 167 rooms, including 30 suites, spread over 6 floors. Each of these completely different rooms offer a perfectly designed, comfortable and elegant space with select furniture and luxurious fabrics. 
 
 
 
THE BEGINNING...
The 2nd October 1910 saw the extravagant opening of the Ritz Madrid, a highly anticipated event which transformed Madrid from a provincial capital to a European city.
 
The opening ceremony of what would become one of the most elegant hotels in the whole of Europe was led by the guests of honour, King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenia, granddaughter of English monarch Edward VII.
 
Charles Mewes, the brilliant architect behind the Paris Ritz, was put in charge of its design and it was built under the supervision of two of the foremost Spanish architects, Luis de Landecho and Lorenzo Galltgo, who very accurately interpreted the perfect classical design of their French colleague. The elegant structure of the Ritz Hotel also has the distinction of being the first in Spain to have been constructed in steel.
 
 
Plaza de la Lealtad, 5
28014 Madrid
 
www.ritzmadrid.com
 
An interesting fact: as soon as the hotel opened its doors in 1910, afternoon tea was introduced into society in Madrid. Until then, it was thought that tea was only drunk by eccentric people. People most commonly used to have hot chocolate with pastries. Thanks to the Ritz, afternoon tea became fashionable, becoming an unmistakable sign of belonging to the highest level of society.