ID Card Opening date: October 10, 2010 General Manager: Kiaran MacDonald N° of rooms: 268 rooms
Closed in December 2007, the Savoy, a Fairmont managed property, has been undergoing the most ambitious restoration in British history. This restoration encompasses the entire building from the iconic entrance and the American Bar to Savoy Grill and the 268 guestrooms and suites.The new interiors have been designed by world-renowned designer, Pierre Yves Rochon. His plans have been realised by the general contractors, Chorus Group and architects, Reardon Smith. Chorus have overseen a team of over 1000 craftsmen, artists and artisans who have worked to create interiors that are in the spirit of the hotel’s two main design aesthetics, Edwardian and Art Deco. The Savoy’s reopening will reveal a number of notable highlights including the complete remodel of the legendary River Restaurant, the addition of a luxurious new two bedroom Royal Suite and the relaunch of 38 River Suites and Guestrooms with stunning views over the River Thames.New to the hotel will be The Beaufort Bar, a glamorous art deco bar 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 winter garden gazebo beneath an ornate glass dome will provide the perfect ambience for afternoon tea. In addition, the Savoy Grill will return again under the operation of Gordon Ramsay Holdings with Chef Patron, Stuart Gillies and Head Chef, Andy Cook. For those who wish to continue their fitness regime on the road, there will be a contemporary, glass enclosed fitness gallery and rooftop swimming pool – one of the few in the city.
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