Inside the Savoy

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INSIDE THE SAVOY takes you beyond the lobby to discover the stories of the U.K.'s first-ever luxury hotel. For 130 years, this bastion of British hospitality has been welcoming guests, including some of the most famous faces in history. This engaging documentary reveals how The Savoy was a hotel before its time. From the first celebrity chef, whose extraordinary cuisine introduced restaurant culture to Britain, to the hedonistic cocktail age of the 1920s in its world-renowned American Bar, where the idea of the drink before dinner was born, this hotel's innovations have changed how we eat, drink and have a good time. Its unrivalled reputation for service is thanks to The Savoy butlers who care for guests round the clock. No request is too big and no detail too small, and we learn some of the tricks of their trade. We'll also uncover the keys to The Savoy's successes, both past and present, as this beloved five-star establishment enters the new millennium with the most expensive hotel refurbishment in history. But, can this most famous, and traditional, of hotels continue to thrive?

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