The Ritz Hotel

The Ritz Hotel

 The Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly, London was opened by Swiss hotelier César Ritz in May 1906, shortly after he left the Savoy hotel for being accused of stealing some money. Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher was probably the most famous person to die in The Ritz she died apparently reading in bed, in a private suite in April 2013.

Executive Chef John Williams joined The Ritz in 2004 and in October 2016 he was awarded a Michelin Star for the first time, although the quality of his food has always been excellent. What makes me proud he says is that other five star London hotels have stars for their restaurants because they employed chefs who already had them but I am, pure and simple, and proud to be. His best dishes include turbot with leeks, Oscietra caviar and champagne sauce and crêpes suzette.

The Ritz has a strict dress code in its restaurants and lounges, men must wear jackets and ties and women should wear tasteful dresses or slacks for afternoon tea in The Palm Court and meals in The Ritz Restaurant, the hotel has a [email protected] program. Children who check in become members and receive perks like a 'Very Important Kid Card,' a welcome gift, free ice cream, child sized bathrobes and slippers, and milk and cookies at bedtime. If you like understated elegance, this isn’t your hotel. This is not a hotel for understatement it is the exact opposite and very over the top opulence and elegance fused together.

The hotel occupies a central spot ideal for sightseeing and minutes away from Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus and the designer shopping on Bond Street. The Ritz Club is an underground casino. Only hotel guests and members are allowed entrance to play blackjack, roulette and poker, the decor at the Ritz London Hotel is over the top glitzy, the sumptuous Ritz Restaurant has a sky with clouds painted on its ceiling adorned with gold chandeliers and gilded bronze garland circling it; the centerpiece of the Palm Court is a gold woman statue sitting and looking up at gold angels.

The Ritz London has six private dining rooms, five of which are located in William Kent House, the Grade II-listed building that adjoins the hotel. These lavishly decorated rooms retain their original Italian Renaissance style décor. William Kent House has a varied selection of venue spaces for elegant dining, bespoke meetings, weddings and gala occasions, The Ritz Hotel London has a ratio of two staff to every guest room, guaranteeing the highest levels of personal service.

The Ritz is getting a reputation as an upmarket wedding venue offering each couple a complimentary tailor made wedding planning service designed to ensure an unforgettable day, including a  Rolls Royce Phantom, wedding cake, flowers, photographer, entertainment, excellent food, Ritz Fine Jewellery to the perfect hair and make up at the Ritz Salon.The  wedding co ordinators will take care of every little detail to ensure a perfect day. It is suited for those who are anticipating up to 72 guests for a traditional seated wedding breakfast. William Kent House also offers interconnecting room flexibility and can accommodate standing receptions for up to 200 guests. The Ritz Hotel London is the only hotel to have received a Royal Warrant for Banquet and Catering Services from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.