The Ritz hotel in Madrid will reopen its doors this summer

Michelin three-star chef Quique Dacosta will be the culinary manager of the hotel

The iconic Hotel Ritz in Madrid will open its doors this summer as Mandarin Oriental Ritz, after experiencing the most important reform in its 110 years of history.

The extensive renovation of the building, owned by the Mandarin Oriental group, is led by the Spanish architect Rafael de La-Hoz and the French designers Gilles and Boissier.

In 2015, Mandarin Oriental and Olayan bought the hotel from Belmond Spanish Holding and Landis Inversiones, through a company in which each partner owns 50%.

Three years later, the hotel closed its doors to undertake works valued at 99 million euros. In principle, its reopening was expected by the end of 2019, however in September 2018 a worker died from the collapse of a scaffold in the Hotel’s works and eleven more were injured, after which the authorities announced the stoppage of work during Three months to investigate the accident.

The Mandarin Oriental hotel group has detailed that the new design of the common areas has focused on the thorough restoration of the interior architectural features of the hotel, incorporating a series of valuable artistic pieces from the property’s collection, including crystal chandeliers, paintings Classics and sculptures.

«We are proud and delighted by the opening of Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid this summer, our second hotel in Spain. Its meticulous reform has been designed to ensure that this legendary property is once again recognized as one of the best hotels in the world,» he said. assured the executive director of the Mandarin Oriental Group, James Riley.

The hotel will have 153 rooms, including 53 suites, spaces and rooms for events or with the original original glass cover in the center of the hotel that the Ritz originally had and has now been restored.

Since it opened in 1910, the Ritz has been synonymous with luxury and a benchmark in the capital where royals, magnates and celebrities have stayed.

QUIQUE DACOSTA, GASTRONOMIC DIRECTOR

Michelin three-star chef Quique Dacosta will be responsible for the new Mandarin Oriental Ritz in Madrid.

Dacosta, who in the last edition of the Michelin Guide has added the second star in El Poblet (Valencia), in addition to the 3 stars in Quique Dacosta Restaurant (Dénia) and who has been named Best Entrepreneur of the Spanish Restoration by the Royal Academy Gastronomy will design, develop and direct the gastronomic proposals of the five restaurants and bars that the hotel will house.