Last night, on Saturday 21st July, The Savoy's American Bar won three significant prizes at the 12th Annual Spirited Awards® at Tales Of The Cocktail, New Orleans 2018; Best International Bar Team, Best International Hotel Bar, and the Award’s most prestigious prize, World’s Best Bar. 

Winning at the highly regarded Tales Of The Cocktail is the perfect addition to what has been an exciting past year for the world renowned American Bar, following the launch of its new cocktail menu, 'Every Moment Tells A Story', the appointment of new Head Bartender, Maxim Schulte, and being awarded World’s Best Bar at World’s 50 Best 2017.

Widely regarded as the world’s premier cocktail festival, Tales of the Cocktail brings the most influential bartenders and spirit lovers from around the globe to New Orleans for five days of mixology-themed celebration. Tales of the Cocktail was hosted in New Orleans from July 17th to 22nd, 2018, and the Spirited Awards took place on July 21st, 2018. The Spirited Awards recognizes both national and international honorees across 25 categories. The nominees were selected from hundreds by an American and International judging committee comprising the most respected minds in the cocktail industry. 

Bar Manager Declan McGurk says: 

"This is an incredible achievement and a real tribute to every member of our team, who work so hard and in such a collaborative way to ensure the success of The Savoy’s American Bar. We are proud of the worldwide reputation the American Bar has established over the years, and being recognised at such a prestigious event demonstrates that we are succeeding in our efforts to continue to position it as a forerunner in the industry.”
The American Bar operates a no reservations policy.
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday: 11:30 am - 12:00 am - Sundays: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dress Code: Smart Casual, No Sportswear

About Fairmont

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where occasions are celebrated and history is made. Landmark hotels with unrivalled presence, authentic experiences and unforgettable moments have attracted visitors to Fairmont and its destinations since 1907. The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai are but a few of these iconic luxury hotels, forever linked to the special places where they reside. Famous for its engaging service, grand public spaces, locally inspired cuisine and celebrated bars and lounges, Fairmont promises a special brand of thoughtful luxury that will be remembered long after any visit. With a worldwide portfolio of more than 75 hotels, Fairmont also takes great pride in its deep community roots and leadership in sustainability. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travelers to feel welcome at more than 4,300 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. |


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Emma Allam
Director of Communications
The Savoy
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Nicholas Sferrazza
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The Savoy
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