The Great Eight

Ritz-Carlton’s ‘G8’ is a force in Europe with eight new properties

By: Riana Lagarde

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The Hotel Arts Barcelona is one of eight
Ritz-Carlton properties in Europe.
At the same time as world leaders gathered for the G8 Summit, on July 4, Ritz-Carlton had a “Great 8” announcement of their own: Soon there will be a range of eight Ritz-Carlton Hotels to represent the EU, from central Europe to its outlying areas, including Moscow and Istanbul. The leading luxury hotel brand has a diverse collection of properties for your VIP clients.

Ritz-Carlton, Moscow
The creme of the Kremlin, clients can dine on Caspian caviar in Jeroboam restaurant of a Three-Starred Michelin Chef inside Moscow’s most decadent hotel: the Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, where room rates begin at $1,000 per night. Clients can take a fascinating flight of fancy to the heart of Russia, steeped in legends of history and dark polished cherrywood. Boasting 334 of the largest suites and guestrooms in the city, the hotel celebrated its grand opening July 1.
Tverskaya Street 3-5, Moscow 125009, Russia

Hotel Arts Barcelona
Barcelona’s Hotel Arts, on the shores of the Mediterranean sea, resembles a dazzling Bilbao-esque structure. The hotel awes guests with its collection of contemporary Spanish art, five restaurants, terraced gardens and a 43rd-story spa. Book artistic clients in the Japanese suite.
Marina 19-21, Barcelona, Spain

Hotel Villa Padierna
Sumptuous Spanish sunsets are on the menu as well as Andalucian cuisine at Hotel Villa Padierna in Spain’s Costa del Sol. On a clear day in Marbella you can look across the sea to Africa and tee off at the same time. Guests are pampered at Thermae Spa and Villa Padierna Beach Club.
Ctra. de Cadiz, Km. 166, 29679 Marbella, Spain

Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburf
Germany is the land of driving mach 3 on the Autobahn, attention to detail and well-appointed guestrooms at the Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburf, which is part of Volkswagen’s Autostadt theme park. Modern tributes to German science and technology abound; be it the luminous view of the largest car factory in the world or the jivara-pepper mousse and star aniseed ice cream.
StadtBrucke 38440 Wolfsburg, Germany

Ritz-Carlton, Berlin
In Berlin, a star is rising with soaring architecture and stellar cuisine at Potzdamer Platz. Clients come here for Berlin’s film academy, 40 screens and famous film festival. At the Ritz-Carlton, Berlin, they can be made-up in the glamorous La Prairie Spa or go jogging through the lush woods of the Tiergarten.
Potsdamer Platz 3, 10785 Berlin, Germany

Penha Longa Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort
This vibrant rose-colored estate hotel traces its roots back five centuries to Portuguese royalty. Located in the Estoril region of Portugal, clients can play golf near a 14th-century monastery, dine organically in assaMassa and make their own coffee with in room Nespresso machines at this royal retreat.
Estrada da Lagoa Azul, Linho 2714 - 511 Sintra, Portugal

Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt
As the backdrop for “Braveheart” and “Excalibur,” County Wicklow, celebrated for its magnificent formal gardens and stunning woodlands, is the set for the Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt, a 200-room Palladian Palace, which opened this fall. Powerscourt sports two championship-caliber golf courses and a Gordon Ramsay signature restaurant.
Powerscourt Estate Enniskerry, Ireland

Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
Sultans savor Turkish delights in the famous Dolmabahce quarter in the heart of Istanbul at the Ritz-Carlton. Inspired by Turkey’s rich past, Ottoman Empire artifacts welcome guests with antique doors, cobalt blue Iznik tiles and marble floors, layered with Turkish carpets and gilded mirrors and gold-leafed beds with views of boats on the Bosphorus.
Suzer Plaza, Elmadag, Askerocagi Cad. No: 15 34367 Sisli Istanbul, Turkey