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Article from BTNews 14 SEPTEMBER 2020

Savoy reopens

One of London’s great hotels, The Savoy, will re-open on Thursday 24 September. 

In charge as Managing Director and Regional Vice President is, a figurehead of luxury hospitality with 30 years’ experience with some of the best known hotels and brands in the world, including IHG, Four Seasons, Rocco Forte, Ritz-Carlton and independent hotels in Europe and North America.

In 2016 Franck took over The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. During his time there the hotel was awarded the Forbes 5-Star every year and he received the humanitarian award from the Hotel Association of Canada in 2018.

Mr Arnold said: ‘I’m both honoured and humbled to take on the role of Managing Director of The Savoy and Regional Vice President, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.  We are living through exceptional times, which create many challenges, but also opportunities.  I’m excited to be working with a team of extraordinary people, who I know are as committed as I am to rebuilding our business and re-establishing The Savoy as a beacon of luxury hospitality in one of the world’s most diverse and cosmopolitan cities.’

The Savoy is taking a phased approach to reopening. The Savoy Grill will open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 21 September, while from 24 September the hotel will reopen for Afternoon Tea in the Thames Foyer and drinks and bar bites in the Beaufort Bar.  Bookings for overnight stays are now open from 1 October, when the hotel’s pool and gym will also reopen.

As confidence in travel and dining and drinking out increases, The Savoy will reopen its other iconic outlets, the American Bar, Kaspar’s at The Savoy and Simpsons in the Strand.  


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