29 JANUARY 2018

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Article from BTNews 29 JANUARY 2018

Mandarin Oriental closes

The Hotel Ritz, Madrid, part of Mandarin Oriental International Ltd, has announced that will close on 28 February 2018 for a €99m ($121m) restoration, which is expected to complete in late 2019.

Since it first opened its doors in 1910, Hotel Ritz has been synonymous with luxury, comfort and service excellence. Over the years, it has hosted royalty, politicians, corporate leaders and celebrities and is an integral part of society in Spain’s capital. It is situated within the ‘Golden Triangle of Art’, an area defined by the most important museums in the city – the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía Museum of Modern Art. The property’s location within a prestigious residential area close to Madrid’s financial and commercial district, adds to its appeal.

The extensive work will significantly upgrade the hotel’s facilities and services, while maintaining its unique character, encapsulated in the Belle Époque style of the original building. Spanish architect, Rafael de La-Hoz, has been instrumental in providing the context for the historical restoration, while French designers, Gilles & Boissier, have been appointed to oversee the interiors with the aim of enhancing the property’s appeal to local and international guests alike while celebrating César Ritz’s pioneering spirit.

The hotel offers 106 rooms and 47 suites. It is expected to reopen for the Christmas season 2019.

www.mandarinoriental.com/madrid/hotel-ritz/luxury-hotel

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