Celebrated as ‘the grandest hotel in the world’ The Savoy has stood regally observing the River Thames since 1246 when the Savoy Palace was first built. Opened as a hotel in 1889, it is frequently named as the most glamorous 5* luxury hotel in central London and is perfectly placed on the north bank of the river in the midst of Covent Garden’s lively shopping and theatre district. At Christmas the 268 lavishly appointed rooms and suites are even more inviting and the hotel’s Art Deco style is transformed into a glittering festive spectacle.
Renowned for their beautiful Christmas flower arrangements throughout the public areas, rooms and suites, the hotel’s dramatic centerpiece is a 15ft Nordmanniana tree. This year The Savoy has teamed up with British fine jeweller Boodles to design the hotel’s decor with the brand’s signature Boodles pink throughout. Unveiled at the end of November, the tree is adorned with bespoke decorations & motifs inspired by Boodles’ ever popular Blossom jewellery collection. Pink bows grace the branches laden with delicate gift boxes and hand crafted crackers teasing guests of the treasures that lie within. Evoking a sense of festive affection for those that gaze upon the spectacle, it has been designed to signify the love and romance of the season.
The Boodles theme is visible throughout the rest of The Savoy and festive delights await guests after a long day of sightseeing and shopping. The American Bar and Savoy pastry team have combined forces to create a Boodles inspired cocktail in the same iconic pink hue to be enjoyed with the new signature éclair for a decadent pre-dinner treat. The ideal place for a celebratory Christmas stay, The Savoy underwent one of the most ambitious hotel restorations in British history just a few years ago leaving no two rooms the same and many with original historical features and unrivalled views of the Thames.
For those looking for an extra special festive stay, The Savoy & Skate at Somerset House package includes a two night stay at the hotel with breakfast, and treats for two from Savoy Tea along with two tickets to Skate at Somerset House. After your skating you are then invited to enjoy a glass of Fortnum & Mason champagne with chocolate truffles at The Christmas Arcade. With a selection of bars and restaurants to discover at The Savoy from The Thames Foyer and Kaspar’s Seafood Bar & Grill to The American Bar and Beaufort Bar, you can enjoy a Christmas feast, New Year’s Eve dinner or high tea at a location of your choice with specially prepared festive menus at each venue.