Cheryl Blackerby writes from Madrid for the Palm Beach Daily News.com, March 22, 2014–I was beginning to wonder if I needed a bodyguard. It seemed everyone else arriving at the Hotel Ritz in Madrid had security staffs, easily identifiable in black suits, frequently touching their earpieces and scrutinizing everyone in the vicinity. It seemed each time I approached the entrance to the Ritz someone extremely important was stepping out of a black limo.
But even without my own security entourage, I managed to maneuver the opulent hotel, and was greeted with elegant and meticulous care by the staff as if I, too, was a royal or a head of state.
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