Fairmont Vision for the Savoy as it opens 7 properties in 2010

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    Throughout 2010, Fairmont will open seven new hotels in growing markets around the globe. While most are newly developed properties, Fairmont will also throw open the doors at The Savoy in London and the Peace Hotel in Shanghai.The Savoy, a Fairmont managed hotel, paying homage to its original Edwardian and Art Deco design, will reopen when it unveils the culmination of a nearly two-year, £100m restoration program.

    A top to bottom endeavor encompassing the entire building, including 268 guest rooms and suites, the courtyard and American Bar, the public areas and guestrooms, the extensive restoration includes a new Royal Suite and the complete remodel of the River Restaurant.

    The Savoy Grill will return under the operations of Gordon Ramsay Holdings. New additions include The Beaufort Bar, a new venue for champagne and cocktails and the Savoy Tea Shop, a patisserie and take-away café, offering an array of the Savoy’s own blend of fine teas and gourmet treats.

    Within the Thames Foyer, the re-introduction of a winter garden gazebo beneath an ornate glass dome will provide the perfect spot for afternoon tea. Opening in the third quarter of 2010.

    Fairmont Peace Hotel is the name for the restored Peace Hotel. Situated on the Bund, the 12-story, 269-room property is in a downtown location, facing the Pudong area over the Hangpu River.

    The new hotel will resurrect the Jazz Bar, a Shanghai institution since the 1930s. The 9th floor will also host the famed Peace Hall, where the property’s iconic sprung-wooden dance floor once featured Shanghai cabarets and gala parties. Opening in the second quarter of 2010.

    Other hotels to open include the Makkah Clock Royal Tower in Saudi Arabia, the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, the Fairmont Pittsburgh, the Fairmont Beijing and the Fairmont Zimbali Resort in South Africa.

    Daniel Fountain / 25.01.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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