The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel
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The Savoy in London recently re-opened its doors after a three-year renovation. Archivist Susan Scott takes us on an audio tour of the historic property and reveals an ultra-modern hotel wrapped in an Art Deco and Edwardian dream. Audio: Nick Carpenter Photos: The Savoy, Nick Carpenter, Wikimedia Commons, Corbis (Churchill)
A British icon since 1889, The Savoy has once again taken its place on the world stage after a £220 million restoration. The hotel seamlessly blends elements of the original and the new while the stunning English Edwardian and Art Deco interiors sparkle with timeless elegance and glamour.
Having undergone the most ambitious restoration in British history, The Savoy redefines luxury for the 21st century. From the butlers to the concierges, from housekeeping to the bartenders, every member of The Savoy's team is on hand to ensure each stay becomes a treasured memory.
Elegant, comfortable and very much a home from home, The Savoy's guestrooms and suites are the perfect place to stay in the heart of London. Honouring the hotel's two main aesthetics, English Edwardian and Art Deco, the guestrooms and suites seamlessly blend the traditional with the latest in discreet technology.
Designer, Pierre Yves Rochon has used the finest materials from murano glass chandeliers and silk wall coverings to Italian linens and marble floors. No two rooms or suites are the same with many boasting original features, such as original fireplaces, and views over the River Thames and the city of London.
The familiar restaurants and bars that helped The Savoy make its name have been given a splendid new life. The Thames Foyer is once again the beating heart of the hotel and a light, airy yet intimate place for informal, all-day dining or to indulge in the famous, traditional afternoon tea. Savoy Tea, a new addition to the hotel, offers guests the opportunity to purchase the hotel's own teas and tea accessories as well as watching the expert pastry chefs at work.
The reinvigorated River Restaurant serves a modern French menu in an elegant art deco setting with views over the sparkling River Thames. The Savoy Grill, a favourite of figures such as Sir Winston Churchill, has reopened under the management of Gordon Ramsay with a menu featuring classic Grill dishes. Another Savoy institution, The American Bar, continues to serve classic American cocktails while the new Beaufort Bar, built on the hotel's original cabaret stage, offers one of the widest choices of champagnes-by-the-glass.
The beautifully designed Beauty and Fitness at The Savoy is situated on the 3rd floor above the historic Savoy Theatre. Directly beneath the central atrium, daylight filters down onto the swimming pool. Restore health and vitality in the gym and try the wide range of relaxing treatments and therapies on offer.