Legendary London hotel Savoy reopens after splendid renovations
LONDON- The Savoy, a Fairmont Managed Hotel, has reopened its doors.
The Savoy has been undergoing one of the most ambitious restorations in British history. This luxury London hotel closed in December 2007 for a restoration program that encompassed the entire building — from the iconic entrance and restaurants to its 268 guestrooms and suites.
“We are very excited to reopen The Savoy,” said general manager Kiaran MacDonald. “It is fair to say that this project has not been without its challenges, but we are looking forward to unveiling the results of nearly three years of hard work and dedication.”
Under the direction of world-renowned designer Pierre Yves Rochon, more than 1,000 craftsmen and women, artists and artisans have worked tirelessly to create interiors that are in keeping with the hotel’s original spirit.
Thirty-eight new River Suites and Guestrooms have been added, offering stunning views over the River Thames, while nine Personality Suites pay tribute to a few of the well-known figures who made this legendary London hotel their home away from home, including Maria Callas, Charlie Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich and Frank Sinatra.
The Savoy’s reopening includes the addition of a 325-square-metre Royal Suite featuring two bedrooms, a study, sitting room, dining room, master bathroom, dressing room and a master bedroom with a bespoke Savoir bed.
The bars and restaurants of The Savoy have also had new life breathed into them, including the legendary River Restaurant and the American Bar. In addition, Savoy Grill will return under the operation of Gordon Ramsay Holdings with Chef Patron, Stuart Gillies and Head Chef, Andy Cook.
New to this luxury London hotel is The Beaufort Bar, offering champagne, cocktails and cabaret, and Savoy Tea, a bijou teashop selling Savoy tea, accessories and fresh patisserie. Within the Thames Foyer, guests can enjoy afternoon tea in a stunning gazebo beneath an ornate glass dome.
-(Marketwire – October 19, 2010) –