The Savoy Hotel
The world famous Savoy, a five star Grade II* listed hotel and one of the most celebrated of London landmarks. The hotel’s 268 luxury rooms and suites celebrate its dual historical influences, featuring either elegant English Edwardian design or sensational Art Deco style.
The Savoy’s general manager rang a bell at mid-day on the 15th December 2007 in the Front Hall, and declared The Savoy officially closed for the first time in its 118-year history, in order to begin a complete restoration of the entire building.
The works involved major structural alterations and complete replacement of all mechanical and electrical services. In addition, the entire building envelope required extensive repair and restoration.
Seconded to the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Design and Construction Office, John Rowan and Partners provided project management, cost management – including overall project cost reporting, co-ordination of FF&E design, and FF&E logistics/installation management. From selection and appointment of the consultant team, preparation of feasibility estimates and management of model room construction through to installation of the final accessories and artwork.
On 10th October 2010, The Savoy reopened, marked by the arrival in The Savoy’s own Rolls-Royce Phantom of the first guest to check in to the hotel, the actor, writer, and broadcaster Stephen Fry. HRH Prince Charles declared The Savoy officially (re)open on 2nd November, unveiling a plaque to commemorate the event.