From Concierge UNPACKED
Looking for a touch of opulence as an antidote to the dull old days of recession? The Beaufort Bar at the newly reopened Savoy hotel in London will undoubtedly be the place to sip Champagne or a bubbly punch (served in an absinthe fountain at your table) and dream of a more glamorous age. The full 268-room property, which reopened yesterday, has undergone a $350-million restoration, with designer Pierre-Yves Rochon adding new life to the original 1889 hotel.
The Beaufort’s design is pure Art Deco, with jet-black walls and soaring alcoves of burnished gold leaf (price tag: $60,000) that recapture the property’s theatrical past: Impresario Richard D’Oyly Carte originally built the Savoy and the famous theater next door, and the whole bar sits on the hotel’s former cabaret stage.
Grab yourself a spot at the onyx leather bar and propose a toast to the golden days to come (we hope).