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Check-in and logon with complimentary high-speed Internet at The Ritz London

When The Ritz London opened in 1906, guests were afforded services and amenities that had not been seen in London luxury hotels previously such as en-suite bathrooms, fireplaces and double-glazing for every bedroom. These unique provisions along with the visible grandeur of the Hotel and the unprecedented levels of service afforded to guests, identified The Ritz London as a benchmark for other hotels. Continuing our culture of setting benchmarks, The Ritz London has completed an intensive 12 week network upgrade in order to provide all of our guests with complimentary Wi-Fi access at speeds that have not been provided in London luxury hotels before.

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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.

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Christmas begins in summertime at The Ritz as Chefs prepare this year’s batch of Limited Edition Christmas Puddings, individually certified, beautifully gift wrapped, and for sale exclusively at The Ritz.

Late summertime may seem somewhat premature for considering all things Christmas, but such are the requirements for ensuring The Ritz’s delicious Christmas puddings are delivered on time and to the flavourful quality that guests expect. The undertaking of Christmas pudding creation is no mean feat, and it is an endeavour of dizzying numbers including 15 chefs, 100 eggs, 200 grams of nutmeg, 12 kilograms of breadcrumbs and 20 kilograms each of sultanas, raisins and currants fermented alongside 10 bottles of Guinness and nearly three litres of Madeira, Sherry and Rum. Once the tiring task of mixing this vast quantity of ingredients is complete, the puddings are pressed into their basins and are nestled in a quiet corner of the kitchens to mature until December.

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The Rivoli Bar at The Ritz London now offers cocktails with a twist of time travel as it launches a unique collection of classics created with rare spirits from the 1940s to the 1980s.

The Rivoli Bar at The Ritz London is renowned as a purveyor of premium potable products, and with the launch of our new cocktail list our bartenders have used their talents of concoction to create a collection of classic cocktails with aged spirits, apéritifs and bitters; literally offering visitors to the bar the opportunity to taste a different time. The Vintage Cocktail menu offers a selection of seven classic cocktails – ‘Brooklyn’, ‘El Presidente’, ‘Negroni’, ‘Old Fashioned’, ‘Rob Roy’, Rusty Nail’ and a ‘Sazerac’.

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