Savoy—the Luxury Hotel in London Reopens After £220 Million Renovation

October 08, 2010 / Elizabeth Buckley, Commercial Property Analyst

Savoy Hotel—the luxury hotel in London is opening its doors to the public after a £220 million restoration for about three years. The restoration project of the hotel is said to be the most ambitious in British history. The re-opening includes the over-all restoration of the legendary and famous River Restaurant, frequented by famous celebrities and British Royals.

Savoy—the Luxury Hotel in London Reopens After £220 Million Renovation

The Savoy Hotel is the first luxury hotel in London to have electricity—electric elevators or lifts, private en-suite bathrooms, 24-hour room service, air-conditioning, cold and hot running water, and other luxuries not found in other hotels before.

Savoy was established in the year 1889 by Richard D’Oyly Carte—it was now totally refurbished, including the suite rooms, standard rooms, and even the courtyard. The entire hotel looks magnificent with the makeover.

There are 38 suites and guest rooms in this luxury hotel in London, down the river Thames has been added along with the 2-bedroom Royal Suite.

The new interior designs were done by French designer Pierre Yves Rochon, with a group of about 1000 professional craftsman.

The Savoy luxury hotel in London is owned by billionaire and a royalty from Saudi, Prince Al-Waleel bin Talal.

Savoy is also said to be a legendary luxury hotel in London—this where Monet painted his celebrated Thames scenes from his hotel room veranda. Vivien Leigh also met her future husband, Laurence Olivier in the Savoy.

George Gershwin, Noel Coward, Coco Channel, Errol Flynn, Marlene Dietrich, with others celebrities were all regulars at the Savoy.

Savoy, the luxury hotel in London opens in October 10, 2010 at precisely 10:10 am.

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