A Magical Christmas at The Ritz

Christmas at The Ritz is a magical occasion which has been enjoyed by our guests for over 100 years. During the festive season we have always offered a spectacular programme of celebratory events, and this year is no different. Overnight on Friday 20th November 2015, The Ritz London will transform into a winter wonderland with a 25ft Christmas tree grown in Scotland especially for The Ritz, taking pride of place in the hotel lobby. The stunning Christmas displays continue throughout the hotel, through The Long Gallery with several smaller Christmas trees leading up to The Ritz Restaurant. The Palm Court will be decorated with striking Christmas decorations and a Christmas tree in the centre of this elegant room. Not forgetting the William Kent House which will be touched with the Christmas spirit with traditional Christmas trees and sophisticated displays. Little of this 5 star hotel will remain untouched by the festive spirit, creating a wonderful and enchanting setting for families and friends to enjoy all that The Ritz and London has to offer at Christmas. There is so much to enjoy at The Ritz London this Christmas with our festive Afternoon Tea with carol singers and the appearance of Father Christmas on Christmas Day. Experience ‘Live at The Ritz’ in The Ritz Restaurant, a fabulous unique evening of dinner and dancing.   The Ritz London also has a special Christmas Eve gala dinner and dance, a delectable six course Christmas Day lunch, a four course Christmas Day dinner and a four course Boxing Day lunch with a pianist and duo singers. John Williams MBE, Executive Chef, ensures that only the... read more

Elemis is the brand new partner in The Ritz Salon

We are delighted to announce ELEMIS is now the sole spa brand used in our salon. A selection of ELEMIS face and body treatments as well as two exclusive ELEMIS treatments will be offered, so you can treat yourself on your next visit to The Ritz London. The Ritz Salon is a unique sanctuary on the seventh floor of the hotel offering a friendly, discreet and personalised service. The two exclusive treatments called The Ritz Signature and The Ritz Signature Deluxe were specially designed by Noella Gabriel, Director of Product and Treatment Development at ELEMIS. The Ritz Signature treatment is a unique relaxing ritual combining ELEMIS face and body treatments to create a calm wellbeing. Frangipani oil is poured over the body with a cocooning body wrap to soften your skin. Then fully unwind with a stress relief scalp massage, followed by a calming hot stone massage with a prescribed anti-ageing facial. The Ritz Signature Deluxe is priced at £210 for 120 minutes also has Frangipani oil poured over the body and a cocooning nourishing body wrap to moisten your skin. A scalp massage followed by a deep tissue back massage will focus on your pressure points and alleviate high stress levels, ease your mind and aching muscles. This relaxing treatment is complete with a visible brilliance facial, the perfect pre-occasion moisturising facial. A selection from the ELEMIS product range will also be sold in The Ritz Salon including the revolutionary anti-ageing Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. View The Ritz Salon Menu Here Don’t forget The Ritz Salon also does hairdressing and beauty treatments. For further information on The Ritz Salon... read more

The Talulah

Do you want to feel as glamorous as a Hollywood actress? Why not take the approach of Tallulah Bankhead who sipped Champagne out of her stiletto at The Ritz London. Our version is served out of a perfume bottle to be poured and enjoyed from a glass rendition of a Christian Louboutin red soled slipper. When the American actress arrived in London in 1951, she celebrated by drinking from her shoe during a press conference at The Ritz London. The head bartender of The Rivoli Bar, Walter Pintus, was inspired to create a drink as enticing as the show stopping actress it’s named after. The Tallulah is complete with an elegant blend of Soshu Japanese spirit, Jasmine Pearl tea, Cinzano Bianco, geranium essence and Piper-Heidsieck Champagne. If the drink itself is not enough, take into consideration where you will be experiencing the cocktail. The Rivoli Bar encompasses the dazzling 1920’s design of Art Deco with Murano glass chandeliers hanging from the dome, gilded ceilings. Wood veneer walls embrace the room complete with delicate glass insets replicating those on The Orient Express Trains. As the bottles, glasses, and silver shakers sparkle from the bar’s overhead and underneath lighting a feeling of glamour radiates. Gold leafing, mirrored panels, and bamboo floors complete the elegant look. If you are in the need for a drink as stylish as Tallulah herself, than look no further than this cocktail! For further information on The Rivoli Bar click here View The Rivoli Bar Menu... read more

King of concierges, and concierge to kings

The Ritz London’s distinguished Head Concierge is celebrated by his peers and awarded The Lifetime Achievement Award by The Society of The Golden Keys. Michael De Cozar’s first day of work at The Ritz London was on 30th July 1973, when he was employed as a Page Boy to run errands for the guests of the day. Through his commitment and hard work supplemented by his charm and wit, at the age of twenty Michael was promoted to the role of Junior Concierge and four years thereafter he became London’s youngest ever Head Concierge. For 32 years Michael has held the Head Concierge position and he has grown to epitomise everything that a hotel Concierge should be. Always immaculately presented with every button of his dapper uniform polished to perfection and his shoes shimmering under the house lights, guests crossing the threshold of this iconic hotel or those slipping out into the streets beyond will no doubt have had their outlook improved immeasurably following a lively exchange of pleasantries or a spot of banter with Michael. Known for his winning smile, endless charm, quick wit and exceptional manners, Michael ensures that every guest of The Ritz experiences a personal touch delivered with panache and aplomb. Of course, no concierge is ‘worth their salt’ without being able to make dreams come true and whilst gaining a seat at the hottest table in town or getting the best tickets to a sold out show is all in a day’s work for Michael, he will always go the extra mile and in the past has, at a guest’s request, managed to fetch... read more

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