Member of the Week | The Savoy

One of London’s most iconic hotels (and a founder of Walpole), The Savoy, built in 1889, was the UK’s first luxury hotel. Today it is one of the capital’s most celebrated landmarks, proudly standing on the northbank of the River Thames – and our third-ever member of the week.

Perfectly placed in the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities and on the banks of the River Thames,The Savoy is just steps away from vibrant Covent Garden and a short taxi or boat ride to renowned London landmarks or to the ultimate designer shopping destinations of Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Chelsea.

Within the world-famous entrance lie 267 rooms and suites, many with unrivalled river views. A Royal Suite and Savoy Suite are the two jewels in the crown of suites at The Savoy, both boasting an unrivalled level of accommodation that meets the modern luxury traveller’s desire to ‘live in the space as if living at home’.

Guests will find some of the most well-known restaurants and bars in London at The Savoy, alongside magnificent and varied meeting space. Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill offers an informal yet luxury all-daydining experience and great British fixtures include the Savoy Grill, and Simpson’s-in-the-Strand.  The most favoured of British traditions, Afternoon Tea, continues to this day in the Thames Foyer followed bydessert and cocktails for those spending an evening in the heart of the hotel. Savoy Tea sells The Savoy’s own teas, patisserie and bespoke gifts and Melba is a gourmet coffee counter located on the Strand and featuring the most spectacular array of signature éclairs to tempt passersby.   

As day becomes night, the Beaufort Bar provides a theatrical setting for cutting edge cocktails and cabaret and the American Bar, with its reputation as one of the world’s best hotel bars and winner of Best International Hotel Bar Team at Tales of the Cocktail 2016, harks back to the golden age of cocktails in the 1920’s.   

The Savoy is an iconic hotel brilliantly reinvented for the 21st century, where the glamour of over 125-years of history sparkles with a new lustre.