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You Don't Just Stay At The Savoy, The Savoy Stays With You

A Destination for Generations

From the moment the doors opened in 1889, The Savoy has helped create memories for generations of guests and colleagues. Stolen glances across the dining rooms becoming beautiful weddings in the ballroom. Families gathered together for Afternoon Tea to celebrate special birthdays, graduations and anniversaries. That first kitchen job that led to international gastronomic success. Everyone has their own Savoy story. You don’t just stay at The Savoy, The Savoy stays with you.

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The most romantic birthday

I celebrated my 40th birthday at The Savoy last December, and to make it even more memorable, my wonderful husband presented me with a beautiful diamond eternity ring.

Liz Johnson

Taking the next step

My boyfriend Matt Britton asked me to move in with him following an impromptu dinner at the restaurant which is now known as Kaspar’s and two years later we got married at The Savoy. It’s our fourth wedding anniversary next week and we are looking forward to our upcoming stay in our special suite.

Karen Britton

The surprise honeymoon plans

I proposed to my wife Joanne Youdan-Smith in Simpson’s in the Strand. I still remember all the staff assisting with secrecy. Then during our wedding day by answering a series of riddles I had given various guests she learned of the honeymoon I had arranged. River Suite then a week of West End Shows. For people who know us both the perfect honeymoon. Jo was surprised by the Butler though!

Paul Youdan-Smith

Something old, something new

When my dear Aunty retired from working at The Savoy many moons ago, she was given a beautiful hand made diamond necklace from her colleagues. Years later she gave it to me to wear on my wedding day which bizarrely was the exact same day as she retired all those years before! Maybe not quite the type of love story you had in mind, but was how The Savoy played a part on my wedding day!

Victoria Jane

Best years of my life

Great memories of my time working at The Savoy through the 1960s and 70s – they were the best years of my life. I still work as a head waiter in a top restaurant in Dublin and I use all my Savoy stories as it makes great conversation with my guests! I was invited back to the Savoy Grill for dinner with my daughter and it was a great memorable experience and as great as ever.

Michael Gartland Dublin, Ireland

A lovely camaraderie

I worked at The Savoy from 1985 to 1987 and have lovely memories of starting as a restaurant cashier for both restaurants the Savoy Grill and Thames Foyer then transferring to the Bills Office. The managers waited on the staff at the Christmas Party. There was a lovely camaraderie between all staff of all nationalities and ages. A wonderful hotel and for anyone working in hospitality, or of course staying there, a great experience!

Becca Tan

Serving drinks for the Queen

I worked at The Savoy from 1997 until 2003. I started as Sommelier in the River Restaurant and then Headwaiter and Deputy Restaurant Manager, then I was promoted as Manager in the Thames Foyer. It was the most beautiful time of my life! The most exciting memory when I was in charge preparing and serving drinks for H.M. The Queen in the Pinafore room. God save the Queen! And The Savoy!

Emanuel Frediani

I met my wife there

I worked there from 2000 to 2004 in the pastry kitchen and met my wife there. She was a chef in the river restaurant and we have so many good memories.

Simon Collin Aston Hemsby, Norfolk

A wide eyed Yorkshire girl

I worked at The Savoy from 1997 to 2000 in the restaurant kitchen. I was a wide eyed Yorkshire girl that couldn’t believe her luck. My time at The Savoy was really special and I got to work with some fantastic people and learned a lot about life too.

Liz Ward

First proper job

I worked there, my first proper job, in the early 1970s. It was a generation of Savoy characters. Claudio Buttafava was Reception Manager and Jimmy Sarton assistant RM, Fred Snow was Head Porter (and Mr Fixit), Miss Dodie Cotter was in charge of Records and Miss D’Oyly Carte was still overall Head of Housekeeping, Evangelo Brioni was Head Chef. It was an amazing era to be involved in. I was the 2nd generation, my mother worked there in the late 1940s/early 50s. I worked for CB and later as the Telex Operator, she worked as a secretary and stenographer.

Mary Lewis

A memorable student job

As a student in 1965 to 1968, I worked as a bell hop in The Savoy. I worked the Savoy Grill, the East side lift, and on rare occasions, the main lift in the reception area. I had an amazing time there and I remember Mr. Stafford one of the managers who was a very kind person. As a student to be able to eat in the staff canteen was memorable!
Great times.

Sean Gallagher London

I always dreamed I’d stay here

Absolutely love this hotel. I used to always walk past it as a child and my Dad would tell me it’s one of the most beautiful hotels in the world. I always dreamed that one day I’d stay there and my husband made that dream come true. We don’t live in London now but when in town we always call in for a drink.

Lisa Hodgson Wolston, Warwickshire

Family history

My grandad Andrew Griesel worked in the kitchen in 1912. He would have been 13! Great history for my family which was only revealed when we took my mum there for her 87th Christmas treat.

Elaine Hopson London

An introduction to jazz

Many years ago when I was at the Savoy, I was first introduced to jazz piano when I saw and heard the legendary artist, Ramsay Lewis. He was just superb. And not to forget the excellent atmosphere at The Savoy!

Pratik J. Jasani Liverpool

An amazing lunch

We had an amazing lunch to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Roberto, our waiter, was very welcoming upon arrival,
and professional and knowledgeable throughout the entire service.
To really top everything off, my husband was presented with a delicious pudding wishing him Happy Birthday on behalf of the hotel! We will be back!

Sara Bailey Hitchin, Hertfordshire

A magical Christmas

We were amazed to wake up on the Sunday morning of our stay to see all the Christmas trimmings up. It made it feel magical.

Julie Burrows Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk

Lunch with the stars

I had lunch at The Savoy with a host of celebrities after winning a place in a national competition in my youth. Never forgotten it, a magical, wonderful place.

Liz Moon Burnley, Lancashire

Treasured birthday memories

Had a lovely weekend at The Savoy, a treat from my son Stuart. From the moment that we walked through the doors until we left it was a great experience. We hope to come back soon.

Mac Mcburney

Perfect Afternoon Tea

The best Afternoon Tea I’ve had was at The Savoy! Everything from the service to environment was superb, but the delicious food was definitely outstanding! Will definitely be back.

Joanna Rowley

A romantic wedding anniversary

I loved The Savoy, when my husband and I stayed there for our 30th wedding anniversary and the stories we were told made it very special.

Andrea Lloyd-Carney

Perks of a wonderful job

I worked in the housekeeping department in the 1980s as a young girl. It was the best time and I met lots of famous people but best of all it was so wonderful to work in such a stunning environment.

Brenda Maher

Our magical wedding

We were married at The Savoy Chapel over 30 years ago and we had the reception in the then ‘River Room’. There were 120 guests on a Saturday night accompanied by many other diners who had just booked dinner there that evening! Unheard of at that time but made possible by the great maitre d Luigi.

Deni Pringle