Design concept: Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid
Our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive takes a look at the 2021 completed transformation of Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid.
A historic transformation
Last year marked the completion of a historic renovation transforming this legendary property, formerly known as Hotel Ritz, Madrid, opened in 1910 by the famed hotelier César Ritz.
Now open as Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid, the hotel combines a celebration of the site’s heritage and character with enhanced hotel facilities.
The Belle Époque style building has been restored by the Spanish architect Rafael de La-Hoz and the French designers Giles & Boissier then oversaw the redesign of the property’s interiors, ensuring the hotel embodies the site’s original spirit.
A luxurious sanctuary
Travellers and locals are now hosted in public spaces featuring original architectural details along with artworks, including antique paintings and sculptures, from the property’s own collection.
The hotel now houses 153 sophisticated guest rooms, including 53 suites, which have been designed to encapsulate a classic but contemporary residential style.
Specialty suites, including a Royal Suite and Presidential Suite with views over the Prado Museum, take inspiration from the hotel’s historic connections to the city, art and Spanish culture.
A highlight of the newly opened property is its five restaurants and bars, the development of which was overseen by the acclaimed chef Quique Dacosta. Additional facilities then include a wellness sanctuary with amenities ranging from experience showers to an indoor heated pool.
Events are hosted in a restored ballroom and functions spaces with large windows facing the Prado Museum.
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