One of essentially the most anticipated lodge openings of the 12 months is definitely a reopening. Situated immediately throughout from the Prado within the Spanish capital, the Hotel Ritz Madrid is a Belle Époque palace with a historic pedigree. King Alfonso XIII officiated on the grand opening in October 1910, which unveiled lavish touches that delighted Madrid society (just like the customized carpets from Spain’s Royal Tapestry Factory). Since that point, the Hotel Ritz has been an icon in Madrid, rolling out the purple carpet for visiting celebrities, politicians, and royalty.
Previously owned by Belmond, Hotel Ritz was acquired by Mandarin Oriental in 2015. Now, after a restoration that is billed as essentially the most intensive within the lodge’s 110-year historical past, the landmark can be reopening in summer season 2020 because the Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid.
Expect new amenities just like the spa geared up with a heated indoor swimming pool, a vitality pool, expertise showers, a steam room and health middle. The 5 culinary retailers are additionally getting a brand new lease on life with well-known chef Quique Dacosta on the helm. (He’s behind the three Michelin starred Dénia, in Alicante, and the 2 Michelin starred El Poblet restaurant in Valencia.) The 153 guestrooms, together with 53 suites, got an entire makeover by French designers Gilles & Boissier. The distinctive specialty suites (just like the Royal Suite, pictured above) will present a deep sense of place with historic and cultural particulars—to not point out views over the well-known Prado museum. We additionally just like the sound of the 2 new balconied suites within the prime ground turrets.
This would be the second lodge in Spain for the Mandarin Oriental Group after Mandarin Oriental Barcelona. The luxurious hospitality group now operates 33 lodges and 7 residences in 23 nations and territories.