Beautifully engraved certificate from Ritz Hotel (London) Limited
issued in 1961. This historic document was printed by the Howard, Jones, Roberts & Leete, LTD and has an ornate design with a vignette of the company's name. This item has been hand signed by the Company’s Director, and Secretary, and is over 50 years old.
Conceived and founded by the renowned hotelier César Ritz, this legendary hotel opened its doors on May 24th 1906 to great acclaim from the world's press and the visiting public. It was announced an immediate success.
The first steel framed building of any significance in London, with its French Chateau style architecture and Louis XVI interiors, the hotel was, according to César Ritz, "a small house to which I am proud to see my name attached."
Since returning to private ownership in 1995, in excess of £25 million has been invested in the Grade II star listed building and a complete refurbishment has been completed. Today, at 100 years old, the hotel has been fully restored to its original glory and looks even more stunning than it did in 1906.
Throughout its distinguished history, The Ritz has continued to attract the great and the good, the famous and the fashionable, and has deservedly taken its rightful place amongst the great hotels of the world.
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