10 Reasons Why Everyone’s Talking About The Savoy
10. All you have to do is ask
At The Savoy, it’s all about service. Need a taxi to drive you to the theatre? Ask the concierge. Want a private tour of the Thames? They can book it for you. Just need a toothbrush? The front desk has them. At The Savoy, no request is too big or too small.
9. No day is complete without Afternoon Tea
No visit to London is complete without a spot of tea, but no one does Afternoon Tea quite like The Savoy. Situated underneath the glass dome of the Thames Foyer, you can sip on teas in stunning chinaware (pinkies up!) and sample tea cakes, scones, and sandwiches to your heart’s content.
8. Pick a suite, get a butler
A personal butler, we might add. The Savoy was the first hotel in the world to introduce a school exclusively for their butlers. It means each of the butlers are decidedly trained, committed, and qualified toward offering a 5-star experience to their guests.
7. Everyone can be royalty for a day
No two rooms are the same in The Savoy. That means each of the 268 guest rooms and suites are guaranteed to be some of the grandest rooms you’ll ever rest in. Even Queen Elizabeth would be envious of the star-studded treatment you’ll receive.
6. It seamlessly melds the past with the present
The Savoy’s name isn’t happenstance. It was originally a palace created and owned by the Count of Savoy back in the 1200s. First opened as a hotel in 1889, The Savoy has been one of the premier hotels for dignitaries, stars, and European elite. One thing that hasn’t changed? Its commitment to providing luxury stays for all of its guests. It closed its doors from 2007 to 2010 for a multimillion dollar restoration.
5. It has the longest surviving cocktail bar in London
Oddly enough, it’s called the American Bar. Like the rest of the hotel, the American Bar’s menu shows the utmost attention to detail. The drink menu includes a brief history lesson so you know exactly why the cocktails were selected!
4. It’s highly likely you’ll meet a movie star
Back in the day, stars like Marilyn Monroe and dignitaries like Sir Winston Churchill frequented The Savoy. In 2016, The Savoy served as the official partner for the BAFTAs, or the British Academy Film Awards. The hotel entertained hundreds of big celebrities. If you think you missed your chance at meeting your favorite celeb, think again. We guarantee the stars were impressed enough to make a return visit.
3. You couldn’t be in a more convenient location
Located in between the Covent Garden and Mayfair neighborhoods, guests are in easy reach of the historical and entertainment districts. Did we mention the views? The Savoy Hotel has some of the best views of the River Thames and the iconic London Eye.
2. They make fairytales come to life
When it comes to making dreams come true, the Savoy Weddings team is at your service. Fresh cut flowers straight from the onsite florists, a meal prepared by The Savoy’s talented chefs, and ornate furnishings are just a few of the items they can offer you and your wedding guests.
1. You’ll never want to go to another hotel ever again
The Savoy sets the bar so high, no other hotel will ever be able to compare. From the butler services to the precision to detail, no stone goes unturned in this part of London.