A comprehensive restoration is harder than creating a new property from scratch. The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, reopened its doors on Sunday, October 10, 2010 after a restoration program that encompassed the entire building and took almost three years in completing. It is easily the most ambitious restorations in British history and that’s why the luxury London hotel’s reopening was most eagerly awaited.
Pierre Yves Rochon, the world-renowned designer led a team of 1,000 craftsmen and women, artists and artisans to recreate the interiors. Thirty-eight new River Suites and Guestrooms have been added, offering stunning views over the River Thames. A 325-square-metre Royal Suite featuring two bedrooms, a study, sitting room, dining room, master bathroom, dressing room and a master bedroom with a bespoke Savoir bed is also a new addition.
The restaurants and bars also have been revamped under the process along with new additions. Savoy Grill will return under the operation of Gordon Ramsay Holdings with Chef Patron, Stuart Gillies and Head Chef, Andy Cook. The Beaufort Bar, offering champagne, cocktails and cabaret, and Savoy Tea, a bijou teashop selling Savoy tea, accessories and fresh patisserie is new addition. The legendry London hotel is back with a bang.