“Many hotels claim to be legendary; this one actually is. When Alfonso XIII was married in 1908, he was dismayed that Madrid lacked hotels befitting his guests. He wanted a hotel equal to the Ritz in Paris or London, so he engaged César Ritz to consult on the design and lend his name.”
Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Madrid.
“Almost a century old, Madrid’s Ritz was built to give the Spanish capital a landmark luxury hotel to rival the Paris original. It continues to do so.”