The Ritz Press Releases

The Ritz London to be featured in the final episode of Downton Abbey broadcast at Christmas 2015

19 November 2015, London: The Ritz London is delighted to confirm that the final ever episode of the acclaimed television drama Downton Abbey will include key scenes filmed at the iconic hotel. To be broadcast at Christmas 2015 on ITV in the UK, this episode will mark the finale of a true icon of British television history. Set in 1925 and starring Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Laura Carmichael and Joanne Froggatt, the episode offers all the love and loss, happiness and heartbreak of Downton Abbey. Downton Abbey first featured The Ritz as the place to eat in London in the fourth season, when young footman Alfred Nugent won a place at the prestigious Ritz Academy to realise his dream to become a Chef and receives training in the hotel’s kitchens. View More... read more


September 2015: The Ritz London is offering hotel guests a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of a Christmas Shopping accommodation package that includes an exclusive evening at Clarence House when the Highgrove Christmas Shop is in residence. Each year a stunning collection of Christmas gifts, festive foods, and decorations are displayed at Clarence House, the official private residence of their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, for an invitation-only evening of festive shopping inspired by the beautiful Royal gardens of Highgrove, their private estate in the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.   View More... read more

Puttin’ on a Ritz Christmas

July 2015: The Ritz London is once again keeping the magic of Christmas dreams alive by announcing a programme of spectacular celebrations and events during this year’s festive season. As part of the fairy-tale, the hotel’s palatial exterior and opulent Louis XVI interior décor will be sprinkled with sparkle overnight on Friday 20th November 2015. The centre-piece of the transformation will be a Nordic pine Christmas tree, grown in Scotland especially for The Ritz, which is located in the hotel’s Lobby and dressed in a traditional red and gold colour scheme with shimmering baubles, opulent angelic cherubs and twinkling lights that tower up through the rotunda extending to the hotel’s first floor. Renowned for its noble and elegant Christmas spirit, the stunning display will continue through the hotel’s Long Gallery, which will be flanked by smaller pine trees and garlands leading to The Ritz Restaurant, where magnificent wreaths will beautifully adorn the windows leading the eye to the decorated Christmas trees on The Terrace.  Little of the hotel will remain untouched by the festive spirit as the decadent decorations also extend into the 18th century private dining rooms in the adjoining William Kent House.  Last, but not least, each of the 136 rooms will have a poinsettia and each suite its very own Christmas tree creating a wonderful and welcoming atmosphere, to delight both parents and children alike. View More... read more

Kidz@The Ritz

July 2015: The Ritz London is keeping an eye on its younger visitors with Kidz@TheRitz, the most exclusive children’s programme in the world, offering the ultimate sleep-over experience for mini Ritz fans, just in time for the school summer holidays. The Ritz London is the ideal hotel for families, located adjacent to the wide spaces of The Royal Green Park and with the very best of toy stores, including Hamleys and Harrods, only a short walk away. With over 50% of the hotel’s rooms offering the possibility to be interconnecting (guaranteed at the time of reservation), legendary service, and the award-winning Ritz Restaurant, which boasts a children’s menu sure to please even the fussiest of young diners, and early dining reservations available from 5.30pm. View More... read more

The Ritz London achieves a Gold Certificate from Green Tourism

August 2015: The Ritz London is delighted to have achieved the Gold certification from Green Tourism, the largest independent sustainable programme of its kind. Measured across ten different criteria throughout the hotel, including waste minimisation, social responsibility, energy saving and innovation, The Ritz London has achieved the highest level Gold Award overall, based on the level of the hotel’s sustainability. Commenting on the Green Tourism Gold Award, Paul Winfield-Brown, Maintenance Manager at The Ritz London says; “We are delighted that our efforts to operate in a sustainable way have been recognised by Green Tourism with the Gold Award. As an iconic London landmark we recognise and are committed to contributing to promoting a greener future”. View More Details... read more

The Ritz London Celebrates Earth Hour

The Ritz London is helping to build a brighter future by supporting WWF’s Earth Hour, a spectacular and symbolic lights out event that focuses the world’s attention on our planet, and the need to protect it. On 28th March, at 8.30pm, The Ritz London will be joining forces with thousands of businesses globally as they show their support. Earth Hour’s unique display of darkness has become a global phenomenon with hundreds of millions of individuals coming together each year. In 2014, a record-breaking 162 countries and 7000 towns and cities joined the world’s biggest celebration for our planet. To celebrate Earth Hour 2015; we will be doing the following: The Ritz London for the first time in 109 years will be switching off the exterior lights of the hotel including the iconic Ritz signage from 8.30pm on Saturday 28th March for an hour. Encouraging our clientele and employees to sign up by promoting the event through our social media. View More... read more

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