Luxury Hotels: Paying homage to its original Edwardian and Art Deco design, The Savoy – a Fairmont Managed Hotel – is set to unveil an extensive £100 million renovation this summer. The Savoy has long been a premier destination for royal dignitaries, celebrities, and London’s most trendsetting socialites.
After nearly two years of undergoing massive restoration, the top-to-bottom improvements prove to be the most expensive hotel refurbishment in London’s history. Leading the project is renowned designer, Pierre Yves Rochon, who has earned special recognition for his involvement on other landmark hotels, such as the George V in Paris and the Hermitage in Monaco.
Renovations were made throughout the entire building, with improvements to the 268 guestrooms and suites, the courtyard and the famed American Bar, and a complete remodel of the River Restaurant. The Savoy will be re-launching its 58 River Suites, which offer impressive views of the River Thames, and has also added a brand new 3,350-square-foot, two-bedroom Royal Suite.
Other new additions to the hotel include The Beaufort Bar, which will serve as a venue for esteemed guests to sip Champagne and cocktails, as well as the Savoy Tea Shop, which will feature a bijou teashop selling Savoy branded tea products, gifts, pastries and other light fare. The famous Savoy Grill will return under the operation of Gordon Ramsey Holdings.
The Savoy will also be re-introducing its winter garden gazebo beneath an ornate glass dome, located in the Thames Foyer, and will offer guests access to a contemporary, glass-enclosed fitness gallery and rooftop swimming pool.