The Ritz

Category: Hotels

Famed Swiss hotelier Cesar Ritz opened the hotel on May 24, 1906. The building is neoclassical in the Louis XVI manner, built during the Belle Epoque to resemble a stylish Parisian block of flats, over arcades that consciously evoked the Rue de Rivoli. Its architects were Charles Mews, who had previously designed Ritz’s Hotel Ritz Paris, and Arthur Davis, with engineering collaboration by the Swedish engineer Sven Bylander. It was the first hotel in the country to offer every room a private bathroom, and was the first substantial steel-frame structure in London.

The Ritz today still retains the personal feel of a French country house whilst offering all the glamour, excitement and graceful living that are synonymous with this legendary, World famous hotel.

Returned to private ownership in 1995, The Ritz has been totally and lovingly refurbished to restore even the fabrics to their original Louis XVI style.

Attention to detail and personal service are elevated to a fine art so that guests may always be assured of a magical and memorable experience.


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