The Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid has set an opening date. The hotel will open booking channels on October 8 for stays from March 15, 2021 onwards. It was originally slated to open this summer following more than two years of extensive renovations, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused the additional delay.
The hotel will offer customers a host of attractive services and architectural features, most notably the reinstatement of the hotel’s original glass dome, which was hidden for over 80 years and has been carefully restored. Other highlights include the hotel’s gastronomic offering, designed, developed and supervised by the chef Quique Dacosta, winner of five Michelin stars, as well as the new wellness and fitness area.
The hotel has 100 rooms split in three categories: Superior, Deluxe and Mandarin; as well as 53 suites. Tip: It will be possible to connect suites and rooms to host families and groups comfortably. Top options include the Royal Suite, situated in its original location, and the Presidential Suite, which have been completely renovated. There are two new suites with balconies: The Mandarin Suite and Ritz Suite, located in the turrets in the front façade of the building.
In addition, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has appointed Mr. Greg Liddell as general manager of Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid and area vice president, operations, overseeing operations at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona and Mandarin Oriental, Canouan. Liddell was previously GM of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok and area vice president, operations with responsibility for Mandarin Oriental, Canouan and Mandarin Oriental, Taipei from June 2017.
With over 20 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Liddell began his career with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in 2009 as GM of the then-Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai. Other key roles during his 10 years with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group include general manager of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong and Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona.
Deal: An introductory offer includes full American breakfast, €150 credit to use at the restaurants (€300 if staying in a suite), an exclusive guided city tour and also a historic welcome gift to mark the occasion.