Following the most ambitious and extensive renovation to take place in its 110-year history, Madrid’s iconic Ritz hotel will reopen as Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid in April 2021.
During the three-year renovation, Spanish architect Rafael de La-Hoz and French designer duo Gilles & Boissier collaborated closely on the spectacular new design and range of facilities to ensure they appeal to both local and international guests, while preserving the striking Belle Époque character of the original building in keeping with the original spirit conceived by Cesar Ritz.
Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid will reflect the important cultural and societal role that the hotel has always held in the Spanish capital by collaborating with local artists, creators, artisans and brands from across different media and disciplines. Their creations will take centre stage in a series of partnerships that will be unveiled in the coming months, and that are designed to establish the hotel as a destination in its own right.
The hotel will open with 153 luxuriously appointed rooms, including 53 suites. There will also be five restaurants and bars, which have been designed, developed and implemented by celebrated Spanish chef, Quique Dacosta. The historic Palm Court with its signature glass dome, reinstated after more than 80 years, will have a selection of artworks on display that have been inspired by the strong connection between the hotel and this majestic city.
The hotel’s new leisure and wellness facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, a vitality pool, experience showers, a steam room and a contemporary fitness centre. 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 weddings, private dinners and parties.
“We are delighted to be able to open our doors again to the city of Madrid and the world, and look forward to welcoming guests to this beautiful and historic hotel, which is poised to reclaim its place as one of the most iconic hotels in Europe,” said Greg Liddell, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid. “Our team has spent the last three years undergoing intense training in order to provide the legendary service and unique experiences that Mandarin Oriental is renowned for.” he added.