TTJ Awards return to The Savoy3 March 2012
The TTJ Awards this year move to The Savoy in central London, which has recently undergone a £220m refurbishment.
In another change for the event from recent years, it will take place on a Friday, September 14, although staying with its lunchtime format.
The TTJ Awards in 2011 took place at the London’s Grand Connaught Rooms, and in the preceding four years at The Park Lane, Piccadilly. Before that, they had been at The Savoy from the outset in 1997, when the event attracted 150 people, compared to the 350-400 it averages today.
The Awards relocated in 2007 because the hotel closed for its massive renovation programme. This took three years and went £120m over budget, due to unforeseen structural work. Every part of the hotel has been remodelled or redecorated, and more than 1,000 craftsmen and women were involved. The hotel has even gone green, with the installation of a biodiesel-fuelled combined heat and power plant.
TTJ editor Mike Jeffree said the venue would provide a fantastic backdrop for the Awards.
“In some ways it is a homecoming for the event, having been a regular fixture at The Savoy for so many years,” he said. “But the incredible renovation – described as one of the world’s most lavish hotel refurbishments – will also make it a new and exciting experience. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing the new Savoy for the first time.”
The TTJ Awards host and guest speaker will be announced shortly.
For more details and to book tickets contact Carol Stratford, firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: 01795 589236.