The hotel's location alone constitutes a luxury, situated at the very center of Madrid. Hotel Ritz by Belmond is located between the beautiful Retiro Park, the elegant Teatro de la Zarzuela, and Madrid's most important museums - the Prado, the Thyssen Bornemisza and the Centro de Arte Moderno Reina Sofia. The hotel is within walking distance from the financial district and Madrid's Stock Exchange, as well as most of the city's attractions, businesses and the best shopping. Hotel Ritz by Belmond is located 15 kilometers from Madrid-Barajas Airport and 19 kilometers from Torrejon Airport. The hotel was designed and built under the personal supervision of the legendary hotelier Cesar Ritz from whom the name was adopted. Hotel Ritz by Belmond opened its doors in 1910 in the Presence of his majesty king Alfonso XIII, who commissioned the hotel. Facilities at the hotel include a luxurious spa, fitness center, 24 hour business center, five impressive meeting rooms, two elegant restaurants, beauty parlor, on-site parking and accessible facilities. Concierge, room service and butler service are all offered 24 hours. Wireless Internet access is available in all public areas. Personalized service starts even before you arrive. Let us know your preferences and the staff will organize the details to ensure you have a most enjoyable stay. Accommodations are what you would expect at Hotel Ritz by Belmond, luxurious with elegance and charm missing from modern hotels. Hotel Ritz by Belmond has 137 rooms and 30 suites, each of which has been individually designed and furnished with elegant antique furntiure, luxurious embroidered sheets and exclusive hand-woven rugs. Amenities in all accommodations include marble bathroom with separate bath and rainforest shower, double wash basins, widescreen plasma hi-definition cable TV with premium channels, DVD player and lending library, complimentary high-speed Internet access, large desk, three 2-line speakerphones, notebook PC size safe, soundproofing, bedside controls and 24 hour butler call button.