Thursday 01 September 1994
The Ritz, which spends pounds 80,000 on floral design per year, has engaged the services of Ken Turner, an Irishman who describes himself as a 'floral inventor.
The decorations, which include an urn of flowers to transform the front entrance, Victorian hanging baskets for the exterior, a majestic trophy piece for the restaurant, and individual designs for each bedroom, are among the plans by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group for the Ritz,where guests pay up to pounds 750 a night plus value-added tax. The group took over the hotel in May.
Mr Turner, whose credentials include floral design work for the Raffles hotel in Singapore, will change the arrangements every few weeks The main decorations in the restaurant and the reception area are of fresh flowers, but dried flowers and unconventional materials are used elsewhere.
'I want my designs to look chic not uninspired like the single roses you see in a jar, he said.
Life & Style blogs
Airline food across the classes: Ever wondered what the other half are eating?
Coachella Festival 2015: from Kendall Jenner to Alexa Chung, stars and festival-goers parade their boho best
What do the emoji on Snapchat mean?
1 in 3 women will get bacterial vaginosis but are unlikely to know what it is
Alzheimer's breakthrough: Scientists may have found potential cause of the disease in the behaviour of immune cells - giving new hope to millions
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
£18000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They work with major vehicle ma...
£16500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Chiropractic Assistant is needed in a ...
£18000 - £26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They work with major vehicle ma...
£28000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company provides coaching ...