Mandarin Oriental Hotel Ritz, Madrid
A palatial baroque palace steeped in history, this symbol of old fashioned glamour and opulence is legendary in Madrid and still the number one destination for the country’s high society. Its Goya Restaurant is an emporium of fine dining with stupendous Spanish cuisine, avant-garde creations and an enviable selection of wines, while the Krug Bar caviar and champagne is another master class. Located right next to the green lung that is Madrid’s famous Retiro Park, it’s the perfect combination of classic elegance and contemporary luxury – with 120 uniquely styled rooms in the true belle époque style and featuring 42 beautiful suites showcasing handmade carpets, embroidered bed linen and antique furniture. Live just like the regular world dignitaries and aristocracy.