Savoy hotel relaunch delayed

04 February 2009 by
Savoy hotel relaunch delayed

The reopening of London's iconic Savoy hotel, which has been undergoing a £100m refurbishment, has been pushed back several months

The 120-year-old iconic hotel was due to reopen in May but this has now been put back until autumn, according to a report in The Evening Standard.

Fairmont, the Canadian company which manages the Savoy, began the 18-month refurbishment project in December 2007.

A spokeswoman for Fairmont said: "I don't think there is one specific reason for the delay, it is just one of those things that happens with projects of this size."

The hotel will partially reopen with 160 rooms, the front hall, the Savoy Grill and the largely unchanged American Bar, in the summer.

Designer Pierre-Yves Rochon is director of works. The transformation includes reopening the River Restaurant, closed eight years ago.

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