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put on the ritz to assume a superior air or make an ostentatious display
[from the luxury hotels created by the Swiss hotelier César Ritz (1850–1918)]
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Noun1.ritz - Swiss hotelier who created a chain of elegant hotels (1850-1918)Ritz - Swiss hotelier who created a chain of elegant hotels (1850-1918)
2.ritz - ostentatious display of elegance; "they put on the ritz"
fanfare, ostentation, flash - a gaudy outward display
3.Ritz - an ostentatiously elegant hotel
hotel - a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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Lady Anselman stood in the centre of the lounge at the Ritz Hotel and with a delicately-poised forefinger counted her guests.
Adam Ritz is a nationally renowned public speaker on the topic of alcohol and drug awareness and the consequences of poor decisions," Pintens said.
For Ritz Carlton itself, it's an indication of the impact of the economic decline, particularly in resort areas like Las Vegas," Deuschl said.
Maruti Suzuki, an India-based automaker, is introducing its Ritz - a B+ segment small hatchback car - in India.
To Ritz, safety must be ingrained as part of an organization's cultural attitude, and it must start at the top.
Ritz split exposure levels into quartiles and then compared each quartile with the lowest exposed group.
Ritz and Riva Bingo Clubs are the new face of bingo - glitzy, glamorous and a success with all age groups, especially the younger generation.
Additionally, five more hotels are scheduled to open in the last quarter of the year, including two new properties in China - The Ritz Carlton Chengdu, and The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin.
But ask Marlon Reveche or McVitty or Ritz, and they wouldn't have it any other way.
The Ritz is as grand as you would expect it to be, adds Hedge, but not as pricey as you might expect.
Following an extensive renovation, the hotel is scheduled for re-launch at the end of 2016 as The Ritz Carlton, Hotel de la Paix Geneva.