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"The Ritz London has 2 staff members for every guest"
The Ritz hotel is synonymous with class, luxury and style. Originally opened in 1906 by Cesar Ritz, the hotel is world renowned for offering opulence and grandeur. Returned to private ownership in 1995, The Ritz has been completely refurbished, restoring the hotel to its traditional Louis XVI style, even down to the fabrics and fittings. As one of London's foremost institutions, The Ritz prides itself on both its attention to detail and its level of dedicated personal service. Guests are assured of a wonderful, memorable experience.
The Ritz is located in a prime position near Green Park in London's West End. The location is a perfect haven for the discerning traveller. It's a short distance away from many of London's popular attractions and venues, including Buckingham Palace, West End theatres in Theatreland, Hyde Park and St. James's Park. Mayfair's exclusive shops are also on the hotel's doorstep, where you can peruse designer goods in famed stores such as the Savile Row tailors and Fortnum and Mason food emporium.
Every room and suite at The Ritz is exquisitely designed and provides exceptional levels of comfort and convenience. Each room has been individually decorated in the distinctive Ritz colour schemes of peach, pink, blue and yellow and has been luxuriously furnished with the richest fabrics, 24-carat gold leaf and occupied with beautifully restored antique furniture in keeping with the classic style of Louis XVI. For every guest, two hotel staff are available to guarantee the highest levels of personal service are achieved.
No two rooms or suites are alike at the Ritz, and all feature traditional styled design aesthetics, artfully combined with the most modern conveniences, including high-speed Broadband internet access in all rooms, wireless connectivity in private meeting rooms, USA and UK modem points, a guest computer with Internet access available, dual voltage (110v and 240v) electrical sockets in each room, a fax point in every room, complimentary fax machines available on request, direct dial telephone and voice mail, a business trolley with printer, scanner and word processor, business services available through the hall porters, guest laundry service, an in-room safe and a safety deposit box is available if needed.
Perhaps one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the world, the Ritz Restaurant offers a marvelous blend of classic British cuisine and modern international flavours all presented with the highest levels of service. On Friday and Saturday nights the Ritz restaurant also holds their traditional dinner dance accompanied by a four-piece band. Enjoy four courses and then step up to the dance floor. In the warmer months, informal luncheons or receptions may be taken in the private terrace and Italian garden.
Enjoy tea at the Ritz in the beautiful Palm Court. Choose from a selection of tea varieties; sample the finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones, jam and clotted cream and a cornucopia of delicate delicious pastries ensure you have an unforgettable afternoon experience. Due to the phenomenal popularity of the afternoon tea experience it is recommended that you book at least six weeks in advance.
The original Rivoli Bar has been stylishly updated and is thoughtfully designed to delicate Art Deco fixtures. Exquisite camphor wood veneers adorn the walls, punctuated by Lalique Glass Panels and Gold Keystone Nuggets. The view outside the etched glass windows overlooks Piccadilly. The Rivoli offers an afternoon tea menu. The Ritz London has a formal dress code in its public areas and guests should note that gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket when using The Bar.
As you would expect from this impressive hotel, there are excellent transport links minutes from the door, with Green Park tube station just a two-minute walk away. From Green Park you can travel direct to Victoria Station on the Victoria line for the Gatwick Express Train; King's Cross St Pancras Station, on the Piccadilly line, for the Eurostar terminus; Heathrow Airport on the Piccadilly line, in about 25 minutes; and many other areas of central London.
The Ritz is a class act from check in to check out and whilst the experience doesn't come cheap, it's the kind of decadence everyone should experience at least once in his or her life. Fans of minimalism may shy away from the baroque styled rooms, but for those who want to live like English aristocracy during their stay, this is the perfect choice. The afternoon tea is legendary, and comes highly recommended, and all rooms are exquisite, although if you can afford it, the Suites are worth splashing out on for spectacular views of Green Park and Piccadilly and ultra luxurious surroundings.