World News – GB – Inside The Savoy: London’s best hotel opens its doors to documentary

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Posted: 3:23 PM EDT September 30, 2020 | Updated: 3:46 p.m. EDT September 30, 2020

It’s synonymous with luxury, glamor and VIP treatment – and now a preview of The Savoy is offered without the big expense thanks to a new on-the-fly documentary, starting tonight

The four-part ITV production, airing at 9:00 p.m., takes viewers behind the scenes at one of London’s best hotels – showcasing the high life that guests live, with at least two staff members per room meeting most of their desires

With stunning views over the capital, this 131 year old hotel on the banks of the River Thames has 37 butler suites ranging from £ 1,500 per night to £ 18,000, and despite the cost, many guests return to their ‘second home’ in tonight’s episode

The glamorous premises have 600 employees, 3,000 pieces of laundry a day and an annual flower bill of £ 250,000 – and privileged guests get private cocktails in their rooms, bespoke bouquets and even personalized bed linen

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Viewers also see Savoy Grill owner Gordon Ramsay serving a rude rant to his butler and declaring that standards ‘are not good enough’ after finding a cracked plate, served duck with a dull knife and found little haddock in the £ 12 fish omelet

It’s all about luxury, glamor and VIP treatment – and now a preview of The Savoy (pictured) is offered without the big expense thanks to a trendy new documentary, starting tonight

The four-part ITV production, airing at 9:00 p.m., takes viewers behind the scenes at one of London’s best hotels – showcasing the high life that guests live, with at least two staff members by room meeting most of their desires In the photo, the Savoy’s butlers

With stunning views over the capital, this 131 year old hotel on the banks of the River Thames has 37 butler suites (pictured) from £ 1,500 per night to £ 18,000

The glamorous premises have 600 employees, 3,000 pieces of laundry a day and an annual floral bill of £ 250,000 (pictured, some of the flowers around the hotel)

Head Butler Sean Davoren, 62, who started at the Savoy in 1978, strives to achieve « excellence » every morning to keep this seven-story hotel running.

In the TV series, which sees David Hasselhoff and Denise van Outen staying at the hotel, Sean presents The Royal Suite – which spans the entire fifth floor with a view of the London Eye and includes Princess Diana as one of his former guests

The head butler also puts new butler and former actor Michael Peluso, 37, whose mother was the late Loose Women star Lynda Bellingham, to the test

“I’m a bit of a bully,” Sean says “When I was in training they would hit you, throw things at you and say,“ You better do better or you won’t work here ”C ‘ was a good lesson but would not be appropriate now ‘

Also featured in the documentary are auto industry boss Damien Cuming and his wife Jacqueline, from Cambridgeshire, who have been going to the Savoy for 26 years

Head Butler Sean Davoren (photo), 62, who started at the Savoy in 1978, strives to achieve ‘excellence’ every morning

Also featured in the documentary are auto industry boss Damien Cuming and his wife Jacqueline (pictured) from Cambridgeshire, who have been going to the Savoy for 26 years

Likewise, accountant owner Simon De-Lacy Adams (pictured) from East Anglia has stayed at the Savoy 70 times in the past year and is a well-known face of the hotel and Savoy Grill

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The couple spent 20 nights at the hotel last year in a £ 1,500 room, with Jacqueline admitting: ‘We could have bought multiple houses’

Damien even asked his wife the question in their ‘second home’ 18 years ago and their treat is beluga caviar, which costs £ 160 for 30g

Likewise, accountant owner Simon De-Lacy Adams from East Anglia has stayed at the Savoy 70 times in the past year and is a well-known face of the hotel and the Savoy Grill

He has used the hotel as his base in London for many years and even has his own personalized linen that the staff use for his suites – while the returning guest has also received their own monogrammed pillows and bathrobes for Christmas

The head butler is also seen testing new butler and former actor Michael Peluso (pictured), 37, whose mother was the late Loose Women star Lynda Bellingham

In the TV series, which sees David Hasselhoff and Denise van Outen staying at the hotel, Sean presents La Suite Royale (photo)

The Royal Suite (the photo is its bathroom) is spread over the entire fifth floor overlooking the London Eye and which includes Princess Diana as one of its former guests

« My husband is not as good as a butler – the bell doesn’t work and I’m told not to do it if I ask for something like that, » Simon jokes in the episode

Four restaurants are located at the Savoy: the Thames Foyer, the Simpson’s, seafood specialist Kaspar’s and the Michelin-starred Savoy Grill, which is run by master builder Thierry Tomasin

The Frenchman, 51, with 30 years of industry experience, was selected by owner and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay 18 months before the documentary began

Speaking to his staff before the service, Thierry declares: « We are not waiters, we are sellers of pleasure We do the je ne sais quoi but I want the ooh-la-la »

He adds to the camera, “Customers pay our salary at the end of the month, so we must never forget that It’s a show Instead of going to the theater, you come to the Savoy Grill It’s there ‘experience’

Viewers also see Savoy Grill owner Gordon Ramsay (pictured left) serving a rude rant to his butler and declaring that standards ‘are not good enough’ after finding a cracked plate and serve duck with a blunt knife

The staff were seen preparing for Gordon’s arrival during the show, with the chef trying two new dishes and making sure his reception was up to par

However, Gordon left disappointed after finding a cracked plate, being served duck with a dull knife, and finding small haddock in the £ 12 fish omelet.

Finding the plate chipped, he said, ‘Put it in the trash This is the Savoy, guys, not the f ****** Golden Egg on Old Kent Road’

The waiters are supposed to flambé, cut and fillet the dishes in front of the diners, but Gordon is far from being impressed by Thierry’s talents as a sculptor

The dining room manager explains that his freshly sharpened knife has been replaced with a dull knife as he tries to slice up the meat, Gordon saying: ‘You turned a handsome duck into a road killer’

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« It hasn’t been a good day, » Gordon admits’ Nowhere near my standards The Savoy Grill is about prestige to me My name is on the door so I don’t mind it and today isn’t was just not good enough ‘

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