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The Savoy targets celebrity guests by revamping its luxury suites

Suites are especially important to the world’s most luxurious hotels and these ones are destined to be the stage for international VIPs and celebrities over the years to come
– Dimos Giorgou, ReardonSmith Architects

ReardonSmith Architects have collaborated with interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon to create two new suites at The Savoy in London, as the hotel aims to enhance its reputation as a glamorous destination for the rich and famous.

The architects previously oversaw the hotel’s four-year restoration and rebuilding programme from 2007 to 2010, and were invited back to reimagine the Royal Suite and create a new Savoy Suite.

“Returning to The Savoy has been a true privilege,” said the studio's interior design associate Dimos Giorgou. “Suites are, of course, especially important to the world’s most luxurious hotels and these ones are destined to be the stage for international VIPs and celebrities over the years to come.”

Two one-bedroom suites and a standard guest room on the sixth floor have been combined to form the new Savoy Suite, with views across the River Thames. Rochon and the architects were tasked with “imbuing the space with complete luxury” and so added a welcome lobby and a lounge for entertaining. The centrepiece of the latter is a black lacquered cocktail bar with a gilded glass mirror backdrop. Walnut floors, leather panelled doors, marble shelves, and copper and bronze finished have been included to evoke an atmosphere of glamour.

The Royal Suite, whose procession of rooms spans nearly all the fifth floor, has been thoroughly renovated. The office and living room from the previous configuration have been opened up to create “a large, opulent space” that encourages movement. A gold-trimmed bar acts as the focus for the suite.

“We were honoured to be invited back to The Savoy to help create a further chapter in the evolution of this legendary London landmark,” said 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”.

The practice has worked on a series of restoration and rebuilding projects for luxury hotels in London. It recently announced the green light has been given for a hat-trick of new designs transforming historic buildings in the capital into hotels.

The Savoy  London  ReardonSmith  Pierre-Yves Rochon  hotel design 
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ReardonSmith Architects have collaborated with interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon to create two new suites at The Savoy in London, as the hotel aims to enhance its reputation as a glamorous destination for the rich and famous. The architects previously oversaw the hotel’s four-year restoration and rebuilding programme from 2007 to 2010, and were invited back to reimagine the Royal Suite and create a new Savoy Suite. “Returning to The Savoy
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