The Ritz Press Releases


London, February 2016: The Ritz London and Champagne Barons de Rothschild are delighted to announce a new partnership. From February 2016, Champagne Barons de Rothschild Ritz Cuvée will be served exclusively in the UK at The Ritz London, and in France at The Ritz Paris when the hotel re-opens in summer 2016. The Ritz London has long been the byword for luxury and elegance, style and service sharing the same values of refinement and the French art de vivre with Rothschild family. The exclusive Champagne Barons de Rothschild Ritz Cuvée, produced from the finest terroirs of Champagne, creates a marriage of the highest order for which both names are so renowned.  Famous for over 160 years in the world of fine wines, the Rothschild family has always combined an appreciation of excellence with a passion for breaking new ground and a reputation for the highest expertise. View More... read more


London, January 2016: The Ritz London is delighted to introduce the hotel’s new wine list which includes 150 new wine and fine wine listings, carefully curated by Head Sommelier, Giovanni Ferlito. Under the direction of Head Sommelier Giovanni Ferlito, the new Ritz wine list features circa 800 wine references, which include Champagnes, white, rosé, orange, red, sweet and fortified wines, with an impressive selection available by the glass, Coravin™, half bottle and magnum. Traditionally with a focus on the Bordeaux and Burgundy regions of France and its great verticals including Latour, Lafite, Mouton and Margaux to name a few, The Ritz London’s Livre du Vin now includes listings from other important wine regions across the globe such as Languedoc, Jura and South West France, Corsica and Central and Southern Italy, Portugal, Georgia, Slovakia, Greece, as well as some new world wines from the regions of Washington and Oregon in the US. View More... read more


December 2015: The Ritz London is inspiring romance throughout the month of February and setting the stage for the ultimate proposals that can only end with “I do”. Since opening in 1906, the gilt-edged walls and irresistible magic of The Ritz have played host to fairy-tale romances, enchanting rendezvous, and where the famous and fashionable have come to celebrate and announce their love. Celebrating Saint Valentine, the Puttin’ on The Ring at The Ritz experience is individually tailored to ensure every romantic dream comes true. View More... read more


December 2015: 2016 marks the 110th anniversary of The Ritz London, the iconic landmark conceived by renowned hotelier César Ritz in 1906. The byword for luxury and elegance, style and service, The Ritz has continued to play host to Royalty, aristocracy and the stars of stage and screen throughout its distinguished history, and has deservedly taken its rightful place amongst the great hotels of the world. To mark this momentous birthday, The Ritz will be celebrating its position at the heart of London society and the bastion of Britishness with a number of exclusive partnerships. View More Details    ... read more

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. 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

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