House of Gucci, Ridley Scott’s latest directorial attempt, opened on Nov 26 after months of anticipation. Where better to mark the occasion than in the most opulent of hotel rooms, constructed by the film’s namesake Italian fashion brand and set inside the historic settings of The Savoy?
Guccio Gucci Worked in The Savoy 100 Years Ago
If the riveting trailer is any indication, House of Gucci promises a riot of controversy and glitter, dramatizing Patrizia Reggiani’s perilously ill-fated marriage to Maurizio Gucci (played by Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, respectively). Apart from the life-threatening stakes, the film is a spectacular visual feast, delving into the elegant world of the Italian fashion family — who also have fascinating connections to The Savoy.
Around the turn of the twentieth century, young Guccio Gucci worked as a luggage porter at the illustrious London hotel. It is reported that he was inspired by the exquisite guests – and their equally elegant baggage, accessories, and clothing – and returned to his natal city of Florence in 1921 to open his leather shop, House of Gucci.
Appropriately, exactly 100 years later, Guccio’s legacy is being honored with a different type of homecoming, as The Savoy celebrates all things Gucci. Following a private screening of Gucci’s Aria Collection at the hotel in April 2021, visitors can now enjoy an even more immersive experience thanks to the transformation of The Savoy’s flagship Royal Suite into a Gucci paradise.
A huge 2,852-square-foot apartment that spans the full fifth floor and features breathtaking views of the Thames, the South Bank, and the London Eye, the suite has been extensively refurbished with soft furnishings, stylish furniture, and immaculate Gucci Décor.
“Father, Son, and House of Gucci.” – Patrizia Reggiani
Gold, deep burgundy, forest green, and peacock blue dominate the color palette, while luxury textures (think velvet sofas, shining lacquered bars, and deep mahogany joinery) saturate the space. The term ‘Royal’ is entirely appropriate; the expansive suite features a drawing room, dining room, kitchenette, huge marble-clad bathroom, cavernous dressing room, and beautiful bedroom including a gorgeous four-poster bed.
Whether you’re planning a luxurious night at the movies when House of Gucci opens, or are in the mood for the most fashionable of winter city holidays, there is no place more stylish to stay than the Royal Suite by Gucci.