The Ritz Hotel

DBR London

The Ritz London, a Grade II listed 5-star hotel located in Piccadilly in London, England, is a symbol of high society and luxury.

Opened in 1906, The Ritz was the first steel framed building of any significance clad with Portland stone & Norwegian granite in the city. With its French chateau style architecture and Louis XVI furnishings, it was praised for its brilliant refinement of detail.  César Ritz once boasted that the hotel was “a small house to which I am proud to see my name attached.”

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DBR London carried out extensive facade refurbishment including cleaning, stone replacement and repointing.  Metal corrosion to the ground floor colonnade was a major issue that required the removal of fractured masonry, the chemical treatment of all exposed steel, and the installation of new Norwegian granite.

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