The Savoy to hold auction ahead of refurbishment

By Joe Lutrario

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The Savoy to hold auction ahead of refurbishment

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London hotel The Savoy is holding an auction ahead of a refurbishment that will see it ‘evolve to meet the desires of the modern traveller’.

The 1,800-strong collection includes fine art, bespoke furniture and other luxury pieces from the hotel’s 267 luxury rooms and suites. 

Overseen by Pro Auction, the first phase of the auction will be held in The Savoy’s ballroom on 8 August at 10am. The sale catalogue is available at Bidspotter

Among the lots on sale include items from The Strand-based hotel’s Personality Suites, named after some of the most famous guests who have stayed at The Savoy. 

Bidders will have the chance to acquire memorabilia linked to stars like Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and Sir Winston Churchill. 

In addition to the guestroom furniture, the Thames Foyer at The Savoy will be undergoing a major transformation. 

The Thames Foyer is set to reopen in early November 2024 with a new design, name, and food and beverage concept. 

Known for being the heart of The Savoy, this glass-domed atrium has been the home of the famous Savoy afternoon tea for over a century. 

The reimagined space ‘aims to elevate the experience for The Savoy’s discerning clientele, turning it into a vibrant new dining destination on London’s culinary scene’.

“This is going to be a complete transformation of the Thames Foyer and Upper Thames, and we are so excited to unveil our new, vibrant dining destination and outlets later in the year,” says The Savoy managing director Franck Arnold. 

“The new dining concept will harmoniously blend tradition with innovation, ensuring our guests have the perfect setting to relax, drink, and dine, and enjoy a truly unique Savoy experience.”

Pro Auction has completed auctions for a number of other venerable London hotels and restaurants including The Dorchester,​  The Lanesborough and Simpson’s in The Strand. 

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