Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid has opened its doors under the creation and gastronomic direction of the chef from Dénia, with three Michelin stars, Quique Dacosta, and after the most ambitious and extensive reform in its 110-year history. The opening ceremony was attended by the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, the mayor of the city, José Luís Martínez-Almeida and the General Director of Turespaña, Miguel Ángel Sanz Castedo, who at the end of the event visited some of the gastronomic concepts with the chef.
“This reopening symbolizes the reopening of the sector, of travel, of flights. To come back to life. We already have 11.000 5-star hotel beds, to which we now add our beloved Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid, which has been, is and will be one of the most luxurious hotels in the world ”, the president of the Community of Madrid.
After a brief presentation, the inaugural ribbon-cutting of the long-awaited hotel took place by the hand of Greg Liddell, General Manager of the hotel, James Riley, CEO of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and Pablo Bravo, representing Olayan Group.
The Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez Almeida trusts that openings such as the Hotel Ritz will allow “to continue promoting the image of Madrid abroad as a tourist destination of excellence, to which visitors come attracted by the open nature of the locals, gastronomy, culture and shopping tourism ”, thus congratulating himself because“ Madrilenians can now enjoy gastronomy from the hand of chef Quique Dacosta ”, he stressed.
In this way, the renovated Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid will become one of the most innovative culinary destinations in Spain thanks to Dacosta, housing a total of five gastronomic spaces created and directed by the three Michelin stars.
“I am excited to see how Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid is open to the world today after five years of work. We have really charged batteries to begin this exciting journey in a city as wonderful and at the same time as demanding as Madrid ”, the chef commented excitedly during the inauguration event of the iconic hotel.
Dacosta is excited to see his dream materialize: "We arrived in Madrid with the utmost desire to contribute our grain of rice to the best gastronomic moment in the city," he concluded.
The five new gastronomic universes of the hotel will be complemented by the renovated rooms of the centenary hotel that will once again shine in all their splendor. The Royal Room and the Felipe IV Room, both with views of the Prado Museum, have been carefully restored to once again host the best family events and celebrations.
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About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group owns and manages some of the most exclusive hotels, resorts and residences in the world. Starting from its Asian origins to becoming a global brand, the Group currently operates 34 hotels and seven residences in 24 countries and territories. Each property combines the Group's oriental heritage with the genuine essence of the place in which it is located. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has a significant portfolio of hotels and residences under development, and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.
About Quique Dacosta
With 3 Michelin stars, he is one of the most creative and renowned chefs in the world. Recently awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts by the Government of Spain, he appeals to the territory and art in his inspiration, always with the language of beauty in his speech.
He is a National Gastronomy Award and Doctor Honoris Causa in Fine Arts from the Miguel Hernández University, in addition to championing a movement against hunger in the world, in his role as Ambassador for Action against Hunger, an NGO in whose projects he has been very involved for now. six years. And he is a sponsor of Restaurants Against Hunger, a campaign focused on the fight against child malnutrition.