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"The Savoy Hotel has achieved global iconic status as a world class hotel"
The Savoy is renowned as one of London's most luxurious and stateliest hotels. Established in 1889, the hotel has accommodated many famous guests including Frank Sinatra, Charlie Chaplin, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, The Beatles and Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who used to take his cabinet to the Savoy's meeting rooms. With such a prolific history it has achieved icon status in London and is looking even better than ever after a recent £100 million refurbishment.
Edwardian and Art Deco interiors influence the 268 guest rooms and public spaces. Bedrooms, ranging from Superior Rooms to personalised Suites, retain a traditional air with bright contemporary touches, sympathetic to the period style.
In-room amenities offer all the modern comforts you will need as well as those to help you unwind, including Loewe flat-screen televisions, Vita iPod docking stations, bespoke furnishings, marble bathrooms, personal bar and Le Labo toiletries.
The staff at the hotel are impeccably mannered and offer the high quality of service you would expect from a hotel with such a long-standing reputation. Hotel facilities are also extensive to cater for visitors every need, including a concierge, florist, laundry, valet parking and baby-sitting, guests with small pets can also have them to stay too. The hotel also encompasses a state of the art gym and spa.
Eating at the Savoy is a very luxurious experience, with some of the most notable restaurants in London to choose from. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey overlooks the lauded Savoy Grill, with classic and expensive dishes such as Chateaubriand and Peach Melba on the menu; you'll be full even if your wallet isn't.
The River Restaurant is so beloved it has inspired its own series of cookbooks, offering a six course tasting menu, a stunning brunch and live jazz, this is a gastronomic experience you'll remember long after you've left.
f you want to enjoy the luxurious surroundings, but don't want to splash out on a meal, you can enjoy the opulence of the renowned American and Beaufort Bars, which serve some of the most fabulous cocktails in London, accompanied by live music in suave and sophisticated surroundings.
Afternoon tea and cabaret in the Beaufort bar are both unmissable experiences for a quintessentially English treat and a stunning show.
"Ideal location for travelling all around central London"
Located along High Holborn road, the Savoy is located near to some of London’s most exclusive sights and vibrant areas. Covent Garden, filled with shops, restaurants, The London Transport Museum and theatres is just a short walk away, as is The Strand, which is the heart of London's Theatreland district.
Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street shops are just a few minute' walk away to keep shopaholics happy with a wide range of designer and high street boutiques, from the cheaper Topshop Flagship store, to the upper echelons of Selfridges Department Store and food hall.
Historic Drury Lane, Shaftesbury Avenue and the exciting nightlife areas of Leicester Square and Soho are all within walking distance, as are the many fantastic restaurants in Chinatown. If you want something more cultured, the British Museum is about a ten minute walk away, as is the Wellcome Centre, Charles Dickens Museum and many elite mid-size galleries.
The Savoy is very well located for travel in and out of London, with the Holborn Underground Station just a few minutes' walk away, you have direct links to Heathrow Airport and the King's Cross St Pancras Eurostar terminal, as well as many other areas of central London, so you can explore well beyond the hotel. If you are driving to the hotel, it is situated just off the main A4 road, which can be accessed via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone.
If you choose to stay at The Savoy, you will be in good company and will be well looked after until you check out, but expect to pay a high price for such a high quality establishment. Some of the Old Guard has been deterred from returning by the hotel's make over, but this has aired out the stuffiness and attracted a hip, young clientele. If you want to have the best experience, request a room overlooking the River Thames for stunning views.