London, Tuesday 23th May 2017 : The Ritz London was last night named Best Hotel in Europe 2017, for the second consecutive year, at the 11th annual ULTRAs – Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Awards – dinner in London, as voted for by the readers of The Daily Telegraph’s Ultratravel magazine. The Ritz London was also named a runnerup in The Best Hotel in the World category.
Upon receiving the prestigious award from HRH Princess Eugenie of York, The Ritz London’s General Manager Sal Gowili commented; “We are extremely proud and honoured to have been awarded the highest of accolades by Ultratravel’s discerning, experienced and well-travelled readers. This award is recognition of the team’s continued commitment to offering the very best levels of service and luxury to every Ritz guest”.
The Ritz was conceived by renowned hotelier César Ritz in 1906 and has become the byword for luxury and elegance, style and service. Today the hotel boasts 136 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, the iconic Michelinstarred Ritz Restaurant, the world-renowned Palm Court serving Afternoon Tea, The Rivoli Bar as well as the private dining rooms of the adjoining 18th century William Kent House. Continuing to play host to Royalty, aristocracy and the stars of stage and screen throughout its distinguished history, The Ritz remains the epitome of timeless elegance, taking its rightful place amongst the great hotels of the world.