The Savoy Reopens: A New Era of Luxury to Begin

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The Savoy reopened its doors on October 10, 2010 signifying a new era of luxury to begin.

One of this year’s most eagerly anticipated openings, The Savoy has been undergoing one of the most ambitious restorations in British history.

The hotel closed in December 2007 for a restoration program to the entire building from the iconic entrance to the American Bar, Savoy Grill, and the 268 guestrooms and suites.

Established in 1889, has been known for its glittering parties and glitterati guests for more than a century. Savoy Court was the stopping point for the Rolls-Royces of royalty, prime ministers, and Hollywood stars including Edward VII, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix, Christian Dior and The Beatles.

The hotel’s two main design aesthetics, Edwardian and Art Deco, have been brought back to life under the direction of world-renowned designer Pierre Yves Rochon. More than 1,000 craftspeople, artists, and artisans have worked tirelessly to create interiors that are in keeping with the hotel’s original and much-loved spirit.

Thirty-eight new River Suites and guestrooms have been added, offering the same stunning views over the River Thames that inspired Whistler and Monet.

Nine Personality Suites will pay tribute to some of the figures who made this legendary hotel their London home away from home including Maria Callas, Charlie Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich, and Frank Sinatra. The suites contain artwork, literature, photographs, and artifacts including the 12 pink roses in the Marlene Dietrich Suite that the actress always requested upon arrival.

The bars and restaurants of The Savoy have always played a major role in the hotel. The legendary River Restaurant sees a new modern take on the Art Deco décor and regulars will no doubt welcome the reopening of the American Bar, refreshed but intact in spirit. The Savoy Grill will return under the operation of Gordon Ramsay Holdings with Chef Patron, Stuart Gillies and Head Chef, Andy Cook.

New to the hotel will be The Beaufort Bar, a glamorous Art Deco bar built on the hotel’s original cabaret stage that will offer champagne, cocktails and cabaret and Savoy Tea, a bijou teashop selling Savoy tea, accessories and fresh patisserie. Within the Thames Foyer, the re-introduction of a stunning gazebo beneath an ornate glass dome will provide the perfect ambience for afternoon tea.

A must-visit hotel in London, the renovated Savoy hotel is still up there among the best in the world.

The Savoy,Strand, London, WC2R 0EU

020 7836 4343

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