The Savoy is creating Reverie, a dreamlike world of wonder, this Christmas with an immersive Champagne Forest. Art Deco lights atop the iconic hotel’s sign will draw guests into a magical, glade of elegant, hand-carved trees, dripping with shining decorations, reminiscent of champagne bubbles, while the air will be perfumed with the scent of champagne, creating a multi-sensory experience for Christmas revellers.
Reverie: A Savoy Christmas has been conceived by leading experiential architect, Meredith O’Shaughnessy, and is inspired by the works of Kay Nielsen, an exceptional Art Deco illustrator who created drawings for Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales and worked with Disney on the most memorable scenes of the classic film, Fantasia.
Reverie will take guests on a journey rich in memorable photo moments; from a forest glade, where books become nature, and pages become fairies, down to a hand-crafted shimmering moon boat, there is magic, awe, and sparkle at every step of the way at The Savoy this Christmas.
These unforgettable scenes will be the setting for the most dreamlike dining and drinking experiences, from a charming festive afternoon tea for both young and grown-up guests. Featuring, white chocolate and morello cherry ganache snowflakes, Christmas pastry parcels of roasted pear jelly and a caramel crémeux as well as decorate your own gingerbread with edible decorations for little guests and much more.
In addition to the exquisite Christmas fare, alongside all the Savoy classics, a specially created menu of sparkling cocktails, such as the ‘Cassiopeia’, made with a generous splash of Laurent-Perrier Champagne and edible gold dust, or the ‘Orion’, a twist on the classic eggnog served with stencilled cinnamon stars will be on offer.é
“Inspired by The Savoy’s incredible history, opulent architecture and talented teams, I’m excited to create the most magical and beautiful Christmas experience London has ever seen. We want to transport guests on a journey through time, starting with our unique champagne-inspired forest with moments of delight for all ages.” Said, Meredith O’Shaughnessy, Creative Director, experientialist and CEO, Meredith Collective.
Meredith worked with The Savoy earlier this year on the hugely successful outdoor dining experience, Solas, and for Reverie: A Savoy Christmas, she has brought together artists and artisans from across the UK to collaborate with The Savoy’s own teams in realising her vision.
Supporting The Savoy in creating these enchanting experiences are champagne house Laurent-Perrier, whose Cuvée Rosé is reflected in the gorgeous rosé-tinted world of The Savoy’s front hall and its immersive forest, while the intense blue of English sparkling wine Nyetimber’s 1086 Prestige Cuvée will be echoed by a starlit night sky in Thames Foyer
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