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Madrid — By Nellie Huang on April 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm
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Splurge Madrid: A night at the Ritz

Lounging at the outdoor cafe of the RitzLooking to indulge yourself in Madrid? Expect your experience at the Ritz to be one of the most extraordinary hotel stays ever. Housed in a Renaissance building and polished up with fine furnishing and lavish chandeliers, the hotel itself makes for an excellent introduction to Spanish luxury travel.

Each room is exquisitely designed for a royal experience – embroidered linens, velvet curtains, high ceilings and marble bathrooms, only fit for the exclusive guests. Valuable antiques and hand-woven carpets also enhance that special experience.

The Ritz Hotel also puts you right in the center of the action. Located in the Plaza de la Lealtad, it stands between the popular Retiro Park and the museum zone. Within minutes away are the Museo del Prado, Thyssen Bornemisza Museum and the Centro de Arte Moderno Reino Sofia (Museum of Modern Art). These three museums make up the museum triangle in the art-focused city, attracting art buffs from all over the world. Nearby is also the elegant Teatro de la Zarzuela, perfect for those looking to catch a musical or opera show.

For the business traveler, the technology in the hotel is one of the best in Madrid, with in-room technological systems, fax machine, wireless high-speed internet and satellite television.

There are also several upscale bars and restaurants within the hotel grounds, one of which particularly stands out for its plush interior and meticulously designed menu. The Goya Restaurant, fitted with historical art pieces, dishes out the best of the best in town, with creative, modern platters alongside traditional dishes.

With prices ranging from 295euros for a standard room to 1,320euros for a deluxe suite per night, room rates can be pricey but you definitely know that it is worth the money. Look out for weekend packages and special promotions on its website.

The Ritz Hotel

Address: Plaza de la Lealtad 5, Madrid 28014

Tel:+ 34 91 7016767

Fax: + 34 91 701677

Website: Hotel Ritz Madrid

Photo used by permission of marcp_dmoz via flickr.

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