New Savoy Suite showstopper gives guests their own private art exhibition


The Savoy London has unveiled its new two-bedroom Savoy Suite on the sixth floor of the hotel, which features a changing private art collection by different contemporary artists.

The Savoy Suite, an Artist’s Residence, will give guests access to their own private art exhibition, and will also host regular Artist’s Salons an event that will give the artists and guests a chance to mingle.

The new suite has been designed by award-winning designer, Pierre Yves Rochon and ReardonSmith Architects.

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Edwardian influences are combined with a colour palette of creams, ivories and blacks in keeping with the 1930’s themes, which run throughout other areas of the hotel.

A bolder, contrasting cinnamon tone provides warmth and complements the wood used throughout the suite.

The first artist to display their work in The Savoy Suite is the renowned artist Ralph Heimans, the only artist chosen to paint an official portrait of Her Majesty the Queen in her Diamond Jubilee year.

In association with publisher Random House, Heimans has painted a series of portraits of celebrated authors commissioned to rewrite a Shakespeare play in prose, as part of Shakespeare400.

The portraits, known collectively as ‘Shakespeare Revisited’, feature Margaret Atwood, Tracy Chevalier, Gillian Flynn, Jo Nesbø and Anne Tyler, and has been transferred from the Globe to the walls of The Savoy Suite for summer 2016.

The Savoy Suite, an Artist’s Residence starts from £6,500 per night.


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