but man does not create…he discovers.Ron Phillips lived in Spain for seven years, savoring its iconic architecture, dramatic landscapes and radiant coastlines. He discovered that its culture, like its food, is diverse and outrageously flavorful. Not surprisingly, luxury hotels in Spain have a proud and passionate flair for excellence. Commissioned by King Alfonso VIII to exceed the standards of luxury he found at the Ritz hotels in London and Paris, the Hotel Ritz Madrid, a Belmond Hotel, beautifully exemplifies this drive for unmatched perfection. A Belle Époque palace in the heart of Madrid’s Golden Triangle, it is moments away from the highlights of this glamorous city.