DSC04040Below the main hotel common areas there is a secret world which is open 24 hours for gaming. There is a requirement to join a membership to gamble, however if you are a hotel guest you do not have to join any memberships to enjoy the fantastic dining area or the bar. This is simply a place to be seen to be believed. The area is incredibly ornate and private. The cocktails that were mixed for my friends and I were immaculate. On the menu was a “Vesper” Martini. Very appropriate to be drinking a concoction straight from a James Bond film in a place like this.

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I did not dine in this underground section however I had an opportunity to take a few pictures of the dining section and the bar as it was very quiet. The time was roughly 4:00pm and there was only one guest tucked away in a corner so I ensured not to disturb anyone.

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The casino dining area

The Dining area had a decent menu which included such standards as Beluga Caviar as well as fresh seafood. The champagne on offer was simply the best the world can produce.

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The sense of this place was a French palace and Louise XIV would be appearing any moment behind a secret wall.

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I would recommend that if you have the time and are so inclined to get away from the upper areas of the Ritz Hotel, That a visit to his section of the grounds be at the top of your list. (remember you need to be a guest or join as a member of the club). The staff in this section of the hotel were stunningly beautiful and served with impeccable standards.