Tag Archives: The Savoy

Vintage Photo Series – Escoffier

For the episode of our “Vintage Photo Series” we bring you an icon of gastronomy – Georges Auguste Escoffier. Escoffier worked at The Savoy, London from 1890 – 1898 where, alongside César Ritz, he made The Savoy an instant success, attracting a … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series: ‘Fairmont Moments in Time 1900’s’

1904 – Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel opens as the first hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The capital city literally grows up around it. 1907 – The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel opens in New York. That same day, the first motorised, metered taxi fleet … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series: ‘Fairmont Moments in Time 1800’s’

Over the next week you are going to be provided with an insight into the exciting history of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, from the original hotel opening to the latest architectural marvel. It all started in… 1885 – The Fairmont Hamilton … Continue reading

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Shaken Not Stirred Series – ‘The Great Gatsby Cocktail’

To celebrate the recent release of the 2013 film ‘The Great Gatsby’, Erik Lorincz, The American Bar’s award winning barman, has created an elegant masterpiece in the form of ‘The Great Gatsby” cocktail for The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel. He tells us that his inspiration was drawn from the film itself … Continue reading

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An Englishman Abroad: Simon Scott

At the time of visiting Le Bistrot Saveur in the town of Castres in Midi-Pyrénées’ Tarn Department this summer, Chef Simon Scott was the only English chef in France to have been awarded a Michelin star (given in 2009) and … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series – Fore!

This classic image from The Savoy’s rooftop is of American golfer Walter Hagen who was celebrating his first British Open win in 1922.  The Savoy’s roof was used a great deal in the past for photo opportunities and in this particular … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series – Harry Craddock of The Savoy

America’s loss was the UK’s gain when legendary bartender, Harry Craddock sought refuge in our country following the imposition of Prohibition in 1920. The Savoy’s archive shows that he seems to have started work pretty much immediately at the Hotel when … Continue reading

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