98 Exclusive rates save you £650 or more: Plus free bottle of Champagne: To book, call us on 020 7399 2960 FOR classical French style, gracious living, impeccable service and cachet, The Ritz has few equals. Opened in 1906 by César Ritz, flushed with the success of his Paris forerunner, the imposing façade of The Ritz London is that of a French château. It is opulent, yet tasteful. Its Louis XVI style interiors include what many consider to be one of the most beautiful rooms in the world, The Ritz Restaurant. This, with its magnificently lofty frescoed ceiling, its pillars and 24- carat gilded statues, is lit by twinkling chandeliers and daylight from the tall west windows overlooking the Terrace, Italian Garden and Green Park. To lunch or dine at the now Michelin-starred Ritz is a delightful experience, and as a Club Member you and your guests re- ceive a complimentary glass of Champagne at lunch or dinner. Afternoon tea at The Palm Court is a Great British institution (and it still has a waiting list—but ask us, and we might just be able to use a little influence). Banqueting and private dining are also Ritz special- ities. The hotel holds HRH the Prince of Wales’s Royal Warrant for banqueting and catering—The Ritz is of course the Prince’s ‘local’. The Ritz bedrooms and suites are magnificent. Restored to their original XVI style, they are large, light and airy, in shades of salmon pink, rose pink, yellow and blue, with lovely views over Green Park or Piccadilly. Luxury in London can hardly be better. And you re- ceive exclusive rates and benefits including a complimentary bottle of Champagne on ice to welcome you and a complimentary room up- grade if available on arrival. The Champagne alone is usually £90 and you save another £575 to £1,400 per night on the rack rates. Club rates: Superior Queen from £300 (RR £965). Superior King from £333 (RR £1,248). Executive King from £400 (RR £1,465). Deluxe King from £485 (RR £1,665). Junior Suite from £595 (RR £2,225). All rates are per room, for two sharing, excluding VAT. ¶ See also Restaurant feature and the website, countryclubuk.com. TheRitz:forgraciousliving,stilltheplacetobeaVIPinLondon