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Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards with The Savoy recognised as the #1 HOTEL in LONDON.
Philip M. Barnes, Managing Director of The Savoy commented, “When The Savoy opened its doors almost 130 years ago, it was the first truly luxury hotel in London, and paved the way for those that followed. This recognition is a testament not only to our heritage, but also to the efforts of the entire team who ensure that we continue to strive for excellence in all that we do for our guests.”
Nearly half a million Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted a record-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.
The Savoy is the only luxury hotel on the River Thames, perfectly located on the Northbank and within steps of vibrant Covent Garden. 267 rooms and suites, many of which afford spectacular river views, accompany some of the capital’s most well known restaurants, including Simpson’s in the Strand, Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill and Kaspar’s at The Savoy, along with the American Bar, voted World’s Best Bar in 2017, the Beaufort Bar and the Thames Foyer, where guests can enjoy live entertainment every evening. Varied events spaces provide the backdrop to glamorous social occasions and prominent corporate functions.
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”
The 2018 Readers' Choice Awards are published exclusively on Condé Nast Traveler's website at and celebrated in the November issue on newsstands nationwide on October 16.

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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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The Savoy
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