Savoy Hotel

The Savoy Hotel is a luxury hotel located on the Strand in the City of Westminster, London, England. It was the first of the Savoy group of hotels and restaurants and was opened in 1889. The hotel was built by Richard D’Olyly Carte, a theatrical impresario, using the profits from his Gilbert and Sullivan productions. It was the first luxury hotel in Britain, with electric lights throughout, private, marbled bathrooms in the guest rooms, and hot and cold running water. Carte had hired Swiss hotelier César Ritz as manager and French chef Auguste Escoffier as chef de cuisine. Under this team, the hotel quickly established an unprecedented standard of opulence, entertainment, and cuisine. The famous hotel is still open today and features 268 rooms.

Timeline of Events Associated with Savoy Hotel

Date Event Manage
12 Jan 1932

Death of Ella Nora Hepworth Dixon

Ella Hepworth Dixon, the author of The Story of a Modern Women, died on January 12, 1932. Dixon died of a respiratory disease at the Savoy Court Hotel in London, but her impact on uncovering the different perspectives and complexities of femininity is still remembered today.