With its painted decorative panels, delightful murals of eighteenth-century Venetian life, silvered mirrors, and gilded mirrored sconces; the Gondoliers private dining room is an elegant and charming backdrop to cocktail parties, private afternoon teas, and business meetings. The room’s understated grandeur also adds lustre to special dining occasions.
This luxuriously appointed room was first created in 1935 in response to the enthusiasm for private rooms for smaller events; Gondoliers had previously been the Ladies’ Hairdressing Salon. It was named after the 12th Savoy Opera, “The Gondoliers”, which opened in 1889, the first of the operas to premiere after the opening of The Savoy and one which ran for over 500 performances, a record at the time.
The present décor is inspired partly by the Venetian setting of the opera, with additional detailing inspired by archive photographs of the original Victorian painted décor of another of the Savoy’s private rooms, Pinafore. This private room in London is filled with plenty of natural light.
59 sq m / 639 qt ft