César Ritz (23 February 1850 – 24 October 1918) the famous Swiss hotelier and founder of several hotels, most famously the Hôtel Ritz, in Paris and The Ritz Hotel in London. His nickname was “king of hoteliers, and hotelier to kings,” and it is from his name and that of his hotels that the term ritzy derives. His legacy lives on with the Ritz-Carlton Hotels Chain.
Celebrating a Berlin New Year, we are staying at the Ritz-Carlton. This is a great way to relieve the grand manner of five star service once found on the great German trans-Atlantic liners… operated by North German Lloyd and the Hamburg-America Line.
Berlin’s Ritz-Carlton is under the superb and meticulous direction of General Manager Robert Petrovic. This deluxe hotel is located near what was formerly a section of The Berlin Wall. It is in the center of the new Berlin. It is also the choice of world famous celebrities. The five star plus hotel offers 303 rooms, 40 suites, and The Ritz-Carlton Apartment as well as The Ritz-Carlton Club. Besides providing the utmost in comfort – the Ritz offers the kind of elegant service and cuisine that is so rare today. Trip Advisor gives the hotel a very high rating – one of the best in Berlin.
The staff exhibits the service once found in the great palace hotels of Europe and the fabulous Trans-Atlantic German liners of the 1930s. The TS Bremen and TS Europa were Germany’s fabulous ocean liners built for the Norddeutscher Lloyd line (NDL) in 1929 for the transatlantic passenger service. These fabulous German ships offered great service from New York to Europe. They also featured a unique a la carte restaurants operated by César Ritz.