The palatial Hotel Ritz Madrid is located in the centre of historic Madrid, Spain, opposite the renowned Prado Museum, between La Lealtad Square's magnolia trees and Neptune's Fountain. The Thyssen- Bornemisza Museum, stock exchange and popular Retiro Park are within 300 metres.
Built in 1910 by King Alfonso Xlll as a grand luxury hotel to match Europe's finest, the Hotel Ritz Madrid occupies a six-storey building with French windows and balconies. The large marble-floored lobby has pillars, high ceilings, chandeliers and handmade carpets.
A piano player accompanies afternoon tea and scones in the lobby lounge and bar. Goya Restaurant has chandeliers, fabric-covered walls and high draped curtains and serves international and Spanish dishes. Guests and locals can drink and dine in the Ritz Terrace and Gardens during spring and summer. The bimonthly Ritz Gastronomic Weeks present Spanish regional cuisine in association with famous restaurateurs. Cocktails and snacks are on the menu in the intimate wood-panelled Velazquez Bar.
The Hotel Ritz Madrid's five meeting rooms hold up to 500 people. The business centre offers high-speed Internet access (surcharge). Wireless Internet access (surcharge) and onsite parking are available at the hotel.
The hotel has saunas and a fitness centre. Massages and beauty treatments like algae-based facials and manicures are available (surcharge). Previous clients at the hair salon and barber include the Spanish royal family.
The hotel's air-conditioned guestrooms are individually designed, with antique furniture, handmade carpets and fresh flowers. All rooms have high-speed Internet access (surcharge), satellite television, minibars and safes. Marble bathrooms have bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries.