stayStyle, sophistication and old-fashioned levels of genuine service come together at 150 Piccadilly, London. The Ritz, superbly located at the centre of the fashionable heart of the captial, has been a source of the very best traditional hospitality. Guests at the hotel, for business or pleasure are surrounded by comfort and elegance.
The Ritz, its name alone, has long conjured up imagery of grand entertainment, important society gatherings and sublime cuisine. The magnificent hotel was born out of the work of Ceasar Ritz, the son of an Alpine shepherd, who made his profession out of catering to the tastes of European high society.
Ritz devoted his life to defining the deluxe hotel business we know today. When his career began, in 1866, the hotel industry was in its infancy. He developed his craft, working in the company of some of the industry's great pioneers, including the chef Auguste Escoffier.
By making hotels a fashionable and acceptable part of society , Ceasar Ritz's reputation was assured. A Ritz hotel syndicate was formed and the Ritz in Paris opened in 1898, followed by the Ritz in London in 1906.
The Ritz soon became the natural place for famous faces from Europe and America, figures from the worlds of stage and screen, and for statesmen, aristocrats, and Royalty to meet.
All the hotel's public rooms extend off the building's central gallery, creating a series of grand salons in which to see and be seen.
The Ritz is situated right at the heart of London, overlooking Green Park and historic Piccadilly. It is very well connected with transport links to Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. The shops and galleries of Bond Street, Cork Street, Burlington Arcade and Christies and Sotheby's are all within easy walking distance, as are the exclusive gentlemen's outfitters of Jermyn Street and Saville Row and the private clubs of St James's.
Every room and suite at The Ritz is exquisite and designed to provide exceptional standards of comfort. All the rooms have been individually decorated in the distinctive Ritz colour schemes of blue, peach, pink and yellow, all luxuriously furnished with rich fabrics, 24 carat gold leaf and beautifully restored antique furniture in keeping with the original Louis XVI style.
A ratio of two staff to every guest room guarantees the highest levels of personal service. These traditional features are skilfully combined with the provision of the most modern facilities, including ISDN lines, modem points, voice mail and dual voltage sockets in every room. The Ritz now has high-speed broadband access!
relax In order to ensure the total well-being and relaxation of guests, The Ritz provides a range of additional services, including a state-of-the-art fitness room, Robert at the Ritz ladies hairdressing salon and a traditional gentleman's barber. Business travellers may request secretarial support or a personal computer, printer, scanner, fax machine and manual typewriter to be delivered to their room. Fax machines are standard in all suites and can also be provided in all guest and private rooms on request.
eat/drinkThe magnificent Ritz restaurant is one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the world and leaves an indelible impression on all who dine there.
A superb blend of classical cuisine with contemporary influences and legendary service has made The Ritz one of the most sought after places to dine. Less formal luncheons and receptions are enhanced during the warmer months by the private terrace and Italian garden.
The Ritz does have formal dress code in its public areas. It would be greatly appreciated if gentlemen would wear a jacket and tie when using The Bar, The Palm Court or The Ritz Restaurant (Jeans are not acceptable in these areas).
meetHolding a meeting at The Ritz is the perfect way to get delegates into the right frame of mind for serious business, but also makes them feel important and well cared for. Meetings for up to 20 people can be held in the elegant Trafalgar Suite overlooking Green Park, with the suite's own luxurious drawing room enhancing the private and relaxed atmosphere.
The fabulous Marie Antoinette Suite epitomises the inimitable personality and grand style of The Ritz and can host up to 100 guests for a reception, 60 for a conference and up to 30 for a boardroom style meeting.
hotel critic: harrison brown Tea At The Ritz has become fantastically popular and booked months in advance, as crowds of people try and get a glance of modern day aristocracy. Superb furnishings surround you, enchanting corridors, artful gastronomy, precise and elegant service, and an unrivaled history abounds. This is The Ritz Hotel London, famous the world over by reputation alone. The bedrooms are sheer traditional British opulence. Swirls of floral and colour, breathtaking chandeliers, traditional works of art, high ceilings and crafted furniture of the highest quality. This could be confused for a palace, and certainy feels like one. Everything about this hotel is top class. From the cafe and restaurant to the bedrooms and suites. Even the location cannot be topped. Set on Piccadilly with Green Park one side, and London's West End the other. In a few words, traditional elegance fit for a King or Queen.
* Separate terms and conditions apply for group bookings (5 or more rooms).