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WELCOME BACK TO THE RITZ

Our Ritz team is thrilled to welcome you back to The Ritz.

The wellbeing of our guests and colleagues remains paramount and so your visit to The Ritz will now look and feel slightly different, with our enhanced set of hygiene and safety measures.  Rest assured our dedicated team will provide you with a warm welcome and world-class service, that The Ritz is renowned for, leaving you with long-lasting memories.

Sal Gowili
General Manager

 


OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

Enhanced Cleaning Procedures:

  • Our cleaning products and procedures meet health & safety guidelines for effective use against viruses and bacteria.
  • Hand sanitiser dispensers are available throughout the hotel.
  • High touchpoints are sanitised, where possible, after every guest interaction or at least every 40 minutes.
  • Mandatory hand washing or sanitisation is compulsory for all The Ritz team, every 20 minutes and always before starting work and before and after breaks.

Social Distancing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

  • Guests and The Ritz team must practice social distancing whenever possible.
  • Physical layouts have changed within the hotel to enable social distancing, and this includes a reduced number of tables in our food and beverage areas and social distancing markings and barriers where necessary.
  • All PPE equipment issued to Ritz staff is Government approved.
  • Guests must wear masks throughout all public areas of the hotel and can only be taken off when seated at a table in our restaurants or bar or guest room.

Training:

  • Our team has received comprehensive training and carried out risk assessments before their return to work to ensure awareness of COVID-19 symptoms, hygiene, the hotel’s new cleaning and sanitising procedures, and social distancing.
  • Our team is asked to self-isolate at home if they, or someone in their household, has any COVID-19 symptoms.


RESTAURANTS, BARS, IN-ROOM DINING, OUTDOOR DINING SPACES, AND PRIVATE DINING

Before Your Visit:

  • We will contact you by email or SMS text message to reconfirm your reservation.

Social Distancing:

  • The number of tables in each food and beverage has been reduced to maintain social distancing guidelines.
  • All guests are required to wear a face mask in all public areas of the hotel when not seated at a table for food and beverage service.

Ventilation:

  • Air conditioning in our restaurants, bar and private dining rooms is switched off for safety precautions and we ventilate all areas after each meal period or event.
  • Tables are spaced in according to social distancing guidelines.

The Ritz Kitchen:

  • Rigorous cleaning procedures take place five times a day.
  • Our chefs wear the recommended Government approved PPE while preparing your food and work from set stations using their own utensils. Where the sharing of equipment is required these will be sanitised before and after each use.

Service Style and Food Offering:

  • Our restaurants will offer à la carte, du jour and Epicurean menus as appropriate.
  • We continue to maintain the strictest food hygiene procedures throughout all dining areas.

Menus:

  • Single-use disposable menus or digital menus via QR codes are available.

In-Room Dining:

  • Our in-room dining service has been slightly modified to ensure we provide you with a contactless experience, with minimal exposure in your room. Our team member will remain at a social distance whilst you retrieve your tray or table of items ordered. All food items will be covered.

Food and Beverage Cancellation Policy:

All reservations must be cancelled no later than 48 hours before your dining date to avoid any charges. For reservations of six or more people or special events there is a different cancellation policy which will be on your confirmation email. Please ensure you cancel within the time specified.

 

STAYING AT THE RITZ

Before Your Stay:

  • We will send you a pre-arrival email informing you of our new health and safety measures.
  • Please communicate your arrival time to us at least 24 hours before your stay, allowing us to ensure social distancing is managed.
  • All correspondence including confirmations, billing, and receipts are available either via email or in printed format, depending on your preference, however, electronic correspondence is highly advised.
  • Should you be paying with a gift voucher, please provide us with the pin and serial numbers, which can be found printed on your gift voucher, when you are making your reservation.

Guest Transport:

(Applicable for private pre-booked transport via The Ritz London Concierge).

  • Vehicles are sanitised before and after every guest journey.
  • Every driver wears a mask.
  • Within the vehicle, masks, disposable gloves, and hand sanitisers are provided for you.
  • You are required to wear a mask.

On Arrival:

  • Unfortunately, we will not be checking in guests before their arrival.
  • We encourage you to make pre-payment, however, credit card details are taken on arrival as a guarantee for any incidentals.


ENTERING THE RITZ

  • You will be asked to sanitise your hands on entering the hotel and to follow Government advice on washing and sanitizing your hands throughout your stay.
  • You must wear a mask when entering the hotel.
  • We always ask your permission before handling your luggage. We sanitise the luggage handles and disinfect our luggage trolleys after each arrival and departure.

Guest Room Keys:

  • Guest room keys are sanitised, using a UV light steriliser machine, before arrival.
  • We kindly ask you to retain your own guest room key, for the duration of your stay.

Lifts:

  • You are encouraged to use the stairs wherever possible.
  • At any one time, lifts should only be occupied by guests from one room or one family that are residents in the hotel.


GUESTROOMS

  • We minimise the frequency and the number of team members entering your room during your stay
  • Windows may be opened on request.
  • Soft furnishings and printed paper collateral have been removed.
  • The mini bar in the guest room will only contain bottled water for your stay.   Minibar items are available on request by contacting In-Room Dining.
  • We will only service guest rooms once per day unless you request turndown service during your stay. We provide you with extra towels and bottles of water. Irons and ironing board as well as any additional items required can be requested through our Housekeeping team.
  • All bed linens are removed and bagged in the room and washed at the hottest temperature possible and vacuum cleaner bags are replaced after every room is cleaned.
  • Air conditioning is available in guest rooms with thorough cleaning schedules and disinfection of filters on every guest departure.

Guest Room Cancellation Policy:

  • Room reservations cancelled by 3.00pm (GMT) 48-hours before arrival are not subject to any cancellation charges. Unfortunately, all reservations cancelled within 48-hours of arrival will incur a penalty charge of one night’s room rate.

Our health and safety procedures will continually be updated in line with the current situation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please just ask a member of The Ritz team.

You can also contact enquire@theritzlondon.com before your visit.

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