Ritz is a synonym for quality, for excellence, an euphemism for a world beyond the reach of the average man in the street. It conjures up distant imaginations of glitter and glamour, wrapped in silken sheets and hand woven linen. It stands for walking on thick sound-swallowing Persian carpets, dining from bone China plates, the clinking of heavy crystal glass, chiming silver.
Since 1910 the Ritz in Madrid represents all this. This is its story.
Flip some pages – Please click on the edges of the picture, or drag from one edge to another, to view some of the 160 pages (presenting over 150 photographs, maps and illustrations!).