Set in the bustling Mayfair and St. James district, the iconic Ritz London, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World has been known for its style, service and sophistication. The hotel which opened in 1906, has been designed in a French-chateau style where white-gloved doormen usher guests into a grandiose lobby. Decorated in the signature Ritz colors, each room is subtly different. Gold leaf design is used in abundance and in many places, the original antique details are still present. The rooms feature a Louis XVI-style decor and antique furnishings including a fireplace offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, IPod docks, and minibars. Suites add living/dining areas, grand pianos, butlers and an airport shuttle in the hotel’s Rolls Royce.
Accommodation options range from superior rooms to opulent suites. With a ratio of over two staff to every guest, guests can be ensured the highest levels of personal service.
The hotel added a new two-bedroom signature suite; The Piccadilly Suite, in January 2015. Named after the exceptional views over Piccadilly towards The Royal Academy, the Piccadilly Suite is a two-bedroom modern suite that features a silver leaf design, an stunning stained glass window in the suite-lobby, a walk-in wardrobe and an exquisite marble sheet bathroom with heated floors. The stunning suite has been furnished with bespoke polished wood furniture, custom designed carpets, antique furnishings and coving lighting in both of the bedrooms to create a tranquil and lush environment. This suite boasts two bedrooms, two lounges, two bathrooms a guest toilet and a spacious welcoming hallway.
Guests in the two-bedroom Piccadilly Suite will have the complimentary services of The Ritz Butler, 24 hours a day to tend to all their needs as well as an airport transfer in The Ritz Rolls-Royce Phantom. Additionally the Piccadilly suite can be connected with both a Superior King and a Deluxe King bedroom which along with the sitting room, increases the number of rooms to four.
Tea at The Ritz has become an English tradition today. Served in the beautiful Palm Court, the hotel’s award-winning afternoon tea is the ultimate way to enjoy the elegance of a bygone era. The hotel also offers three other distinctive venues for dining including The Ritz Restaurant – one of the most sought-after dining destinations in London, The Palm Court, and The Rivoli Bar.
Cost: £8,200 ($12,719)
Size: 1,317 square feet
Occupancy: 2 Adults and 2 Children or 4 Adults
Why should you splurge on it?
With a 108-year old history, the Ritz London is pretty much an institution today. During its early years, the hotel enjoyed the patronage of The Prince of Wales, later to become King Edward VIII, and the English aristocracy. King Alfonso of Spain and Queen Amelie of Portugal met in the hotel; Pavlova, the Russian Prima Ballerina, danced at The Ritz; the Aga Khan and Paul Getty had suites; and Churchill, de Gaulle and Eisenhower met for summit meetings in the Marie Antoinette Suite during the Second World War.
The hotel still retains much of its original décor which means guests staying here can experience that truly relive history as it were.
The Ritz Hotel (London) Ltd
London W1J 9BR