The Savoy: grande dame of London luxury hotels reopens

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After the most ambitious hotel restoration in British history, The Savoy is now taking reservations. An icon of British hospitality since 1889, the hotel is once again establishing itself as the leader in luxury hotels after a £100 million restoration. With 268 guestrooms and suites, the hotel allows its guests to experience the splendour of a bygone age but with all of the modern conveniences of the 21st century and stunning views of London and the River Thames.  There are 9 ‘personality suites’  that are inspired each by The Savoy’s most prestigious high profile guests while their 2-bedroom Royal Suite is indeed fit for a king.

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The guestrooms honor the hotel’s two main aesthetics, English Edwardian and Art Deco. Designer Pierre Yves Rochon created the ambience with the finest materials from Murano glass chandeliers and silk wall coverings to Italian linens and marble floors.  The bathrooms are spacious and have signature toiletries by Miller Harris. Each room is individually designed and unique with many original features such as fireplaces and views of the city. Specialty rooms such as a Savoy Family Suite and Junior Suite are also available if you want more space and luxury.

The restaurants and bars that helped give The Savoy its renowned fame have also been renovated. The Thames Foyer is once again up and running and the heart of the hotel with its airy yet intimate place for informal dining.  You can also indulge afternoon tea at Savoy Tea or modern French cuisine at River Restaurant.  All meals are created using fresh and nutritionally balanced ingredients and they cater to people who want raw and vegan cuisine, as well as gluten-free meals.

If you are travelling on business, there is a Business Centre which is available 24 hours a day.  For health and fitness, the Fitness Gallery is also beautifully designed and has a gym as well as a spa and a rooftop swimming pool.  For more important occasions, The Savoy has always been one of London’s grandest and most romantic locations for a wedding.  It is ideal for both small, intimate ceremonies and large scale receptions.  There are 3 Banqueting Rooms and 6 smaller Private Rooms that are also equipped to cater for kosher celebrations. Room rates from 340 GBP.

The Savoy
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7836 4343
About Megha Patel

Megha Patel is a travel writer based in Los Angeles, California. She writes hotel reviews and travel guides.