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The Savoy Hotel Suites

Restoration of Luxury London Accommodation Building, England, UK

9 Sep 2016

The Savoy Hotel Suites Renovation

Address: The Savoy, Strand, London, WC2R 0EU

Design: ReardonSmith Architects with interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon

A Fairmont Managed Hotel

Splendour at The Savoy – ReardonSmith returns to the London icon and creates two spectacular suites

ReardonSmith Architects has returned to The Savoy as Lead Architect for the creation of an entirely new Savoy Suite and a renovated Royal Suite.

Completed in July 2016, the two suites have been conceived to introduce an even greater degree of luxurious sophistication for the hotel’s most distinguished guests. Overseeing this transformation were members from the ReardonSmith team responsible for the hotel’s four-year restoration and rebuilding programme from 2007-10.

new Savoy Hotel Suite

Well-versed in the complexities of the hotel’s infrastructure from its Edwardian era beginnings, through Art Deco period expansion and 20th Century upgrades, the architects were uniquely qualified to design and coordinate this latest, and especially prestigious, refurbishment at The Savoy.

“We were honoured to be invited back to The Savoy to help create a further chapter in the evolution of this legendary London landmark,” explains Conrad Smith, managing director of ReardonSmith Architects, “We worked in close consultation with the hotel’s management to ensure that guests’ comments and wishes were fully embraced”.

ReardonSmith obtained all necessary building consents for the listed interiors and was responsible for the architectural design of the suites as well as onsite coordination with the client, the interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, and fit-out contractor Mobil Project.

Onsite, the architects were entrusted with the design delivery to ensure that Monsieur Rochon’s vision was impeccably realised. This entailed supervision of all fit-out elements, with access panels, new sprinklers and other technical equipment skilfully concealed, and a discerning eye for detail, quality, furnishing craftsmanship and the seamless integration of technology.

Savoy Hotel Suite renewal

The Savoy Suite

Two one-bedroom suites and a standard guestroom on the sixth floor have been combined to form the new Savoy Suite. The finest of materials have been introduced with tasteful restraint to imbue its spaces with complete luxury. Grand double doors at the entrance open onto a newly created lobby to establish a ceremonial sense of arrival.

Savoy Hotel Suite restoration

The lounge beyond is a large and elegant space perfectly suited to entertaining. Its centrepiece is a stunning cocktail bar with a black lacquered top, Chinese lacquer façade and an églomisé mirror backdrop. Walnut floors, black marble shelves, meticulously stitched leather panelled doors and creamy leather furnishings are softened by delicately scrolled rugs, while a stately fireplace and shades of bronze and copper bring warmth. New cornicing in both Art Deco and traditional styles adds a finishing touch.

The master and secondary bedrooms are equally as glamourous with stitched leather panels cladding the walls and bronze finishes. Glistening with stylish refinement, the bathroom is accentuated by an églomisé mirror frieze that adorns the façade of the vanity counter. Gold and white mosaic tiles have been hand-applied in the shower one by one, and from the bathtub, a glazed wall panel offers views through to the bedroom window which frames a vista of the Thames and London rooftops from above the treeline.

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The Royal Suite

With its procession of rooms spanning nearly all the fifth floor, including the space where Monet painted his panorama of the river, the Royal Suite has been refreshed to enhance the heart of the space and encourage greater flow between the rooms.

The office and living room in the previous configuration were opened up to create a large, opulent space, at the heart of which is an exquisite new bar clad with faceted black glazing in gold trim. All technology has been cleverly implemented, including sliding panels that conceal the television at the flick of a switch.

Savoy Hotel Suite London refurbishment

“Returning to The Savoy has been a true privilege,” explains Dimos Giorgou, Associate – Interior Design who has been leading the ReardonSmith team. “Suites are, of course, especially important to the world’s most luxurious hotels and The Savoy and Royal Suites are destined to be the stage for international VIPs and celebrities over the years to come.”

Savoy Hotel Suite London restoration

Photography: Niall Clutton

About ReardonSmith Architects

ReardonSmith Architects is an award-winning global leader in hotel and resort design. The practice has an unrivalled track record in the restoration and rebuilding of luxury hotels in London, an enviable reputation for the design of new destinations in Europe and the widest experience of hotel architecture across the entire spectrum of new- build and existing estates.

In London, current and recent projects include: The Beaumont, The Lanesborough, the new Wanda Vista Hotel in One Nine Elms, The Savoy, Four Seasons Park Lane, 50 St James’s, and several boutique hotel and residential projects for Cadogan Estates including the new Hôtel Costes. Internationally, projects include a total of six new hotels in Azerbaijan; Porto Montenegro; Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort in Limerick, Ireland; Hyatt Regency Tiblisi and a new luxury hotel and residences for Astana, capital of Kazakhstan. For more information please visit:

Contact The Savoy Hotel: 020 7836 4343

The Savoy Hotel London Restoration – excerpt below

page updated 1 Jul 2014

The Savoy Hotel London

The Prince of Wales officially reopened The Savoy on 2nd November after one of the most ambitious hotel restoration projects ever undertaken in London.

Address: The Savoy, Strand, London, WC2R 0EU

Contact The Savoy Hotel: 020 7836 4343

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The Savoy – Re-built within the Great Tradition

9 Nov 2010 – The Savoy Reopens After a Four-Year Restoration Project by ReardonSmith Architects. Taken back to her early structure, stabilised and given an entirely new services infrastructure, spaces rationalised, existing architectural and design gems carefully restored or replicated, a new lift and new kitchens, rooms returned to look just as they did before, other areas “rediscovered” to become glamorous new spaces.

These were just some components of the rebuilding of The Savoy – the most ambitious hotel restoration project ever undertaken in London. The architectural practice on the project was ReardonSmith who, for over four years, provided a dedicated, senior team of architects and technicians, many of who were permanently on-site to oversee the re-birth of this great hotel tradition.

Images of The Savoy refurbishment:
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The Savoy Hotel in London

The Savoy restoration
Dates: 2007-10

Located off The Strand in central London

Savoy Hotel
Date built: 1889

Grade II listed
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photos from The Savoy

Classic London Hotel. Along with Claridges and The Ritz (and possibly the Dorchester and Park Lane Hotels) this is one of the select London Hotel stalwarts, recently joined by luxury hotels such as The Lanesborough and the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel.

Photos prior to The Savoy refurbishment:
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photos from The Savoy

Photos prior to he Savoy refurbishment:
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Location: Strand, central London, WC2R 0EU , England, UK

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