When we were offered the key to a personality suite at our spiritual home – The Savoy, London– we jumped at the opportunity so this is how we managed to find ourselves in the spacious Charlie Chaplin Suite, camera in hand. Perfect.
Firstly however, to reach the suite, we had to take London’s first electric lift (or elevator) – known simply as The Red Lift – in all its red lacquer and gilt splendour.
The Charlie Chaplin Suite is decorated in my personal favourite colours – purple, black and white – who knew I had a similar taste to the comic master of all time? Do you also see what I see – the little tramp‘s signature prop … his bowler hat.
I love the way the hotel has incorporated mementoes from Charlie’s life too – personal correspondence and a photograph showing him with his wife Oona on The Savoy’s roof. These unique touches are at the heart of The Savoy’s power – they are drawn from The Savoy’s historic archive which is literally a hotel and social history treasure trove.
Naturally among the books and DVDs in the suite, you can read about Charlie …
… and take a look at a painting or two of the great man …
… be lit up by a stunning chandelier of two …
… luxuriate in a beautiful roll top bath in the classic bathroom …
… wafting of the scent of Le Labo Rose 31 toiletries – exclusive to Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
The rose theme continues with a bedside tribute to the main man …
… the style is Edwardian Grand in all its glory for this suite is in that part of the hotel rather than the Art Deco side.
Best of all however is this unbeatable view looking out at The London Eye, London bridges, the River Thames and the Houses of Parliament. With a picture postcard like this, you know you are in the heart of the capital – doesn’t get much better than this.
Rates start at GBP2095 (approx USD 3205*) including tax for an overnight stay with butler service.
For more Charlie Chaplin Suite images, see my flickr stream here.
* using XE currency exchange as of 8th April 2013 – GBP1 = USD1.53
Contributor: Sue Lowry
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