Savoy palace welcomes UK guests for Autumn/winter escape 2020

23 September 2020

  • New tasting menus at the roof top restaurant, with 360º views of Madeira 
  • Destination spa break, one of the largest, award-winning spas in Europe, offering guests 100% natural, cruelty free and vegan spa products   
  • A perfect choice for family, couples or solo travellers looking to explore this extraordinary island of 24 different microclimates  
  • Iconic Afternoon Tea launch by Chef Pedro Campas 
  • Subtropical Portuguese island of Madeira increasingly popular with younger UK demographics – voted Europe’s Leading Island Destination 2019 (World Travel Awards) with booming adventure and wellness tourism offerings  

23rd September 2020 – Savoy Palace, a Leading Hotels of the World property on the beautiful island of Madeira, is welcoming UK guests for their popular Autumn/ Winter season. Madeira’s response to Covid-19 and their handle on the pandemic has been widely praised as being one of the best in Europe and it is considered one of the safest destinations for travellers.  


Located on the top of Savoy Palace, Galáxia Skyfood, a 360º view restaurant above the city and sea, presents a new tasting menu of 5 or 7 dishes with wine pairing, inspired by local products but prepared with various and diverse global techniques. Designed by the chef duo Carlos Gonçalves & Francisco Silva and Pedro Campas & Fábio Camacho, this new signature concept promises an exquisite gastronomical experience that enhances flavours, scents and textures. Guests will enjoy dishes such as ‘Cozido Panelo’, a dish reminiscent to the national dish ‘Cozido à Portuguesa’. These tacos are inspired from Seixal, a northern island location. Made with local cabbage, vegetables and salt-cured pork.  Also ‘Cod fish Pithivier’, a French puff pastry cake with traditional Portuguese cod fish and their popular Lamb dish, where the meat is stewed then cushioned in filo pastry, vegetables gyoza, fermented garlic, pear and Jerusalem artichoke puree, a dish that combines Asian culinary skills with Madeiran history and produce.                                                                                                                    


One of the highlights of Savoy Palace is the 3,100 square meter destination spa, inspired by Madeira’s most beautiful natural treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Laurissilva Forest

The spa itself features a dreamlike pool landscape complete with lagoons, cascades and waterfalls, alongside 11 treatment rooms. A wide range of state-of-the-art massages, facials and relaxation treatments are complemented by Turkish baths, a halo therapy room, sensory showers, ice fountain, a Himalayan salt room, sauna, jacuzzi, relaxation room, champagne and nails bar, beauty room and heated indoor pool. The vivid greens and the striking floral palette of the spa are completely inspired by the magic island garden of Madeira, with the use of stimulating and sensory scents throughout the spa to create the illusion of a salty Atlantic breeze. There will be various leading brands on offer, including Sodashi, Aromatherapy Associates, Margaret Dabbs, Linda Meredith, and for men, Gentlemen’s Tonic and Vitaman. What’s more, all spa products used in the Laurea Spa are by Sodashi Skincare, an Australian brand which is completely 100% natural, vegan and cruelty free.  


As well as a variety of restaurants and bars, children’s clubs, numerous impressive swimming pools (including an adults-only infinity pool and a pool dedicated to children). Savoy Palace offers Suite guests a ‘boutique-hotel-within-a-hotel’, an exclusive panoramic space for suite guests at the top of the property. Which is suitable for those in search of a more socially distanced, private holiday experience inside of a hotel, the perfect solution for those concerned with the pandemic.  

The well-appointed and elegantly furnished rooms range from 40 to 260 square meters, characterised by exclusive and refined interiors, where quality and detail are at the forefront. There is a wide range of suites from the 48 suites available, some with their own swimming pools, equipped with plunge pools on their balcony, and an impressive presidential suite with panoramic views. All 48 suite guests are entitled to a dedicated offering of the Savoy Premium Experience, this grants direct and exclusive access to the two-floor Jacarandá Lounge & Club, restaurant and private sundeck on the 16th and 17th floors, complimentary treats and select in-room amenities. The Savoy Premium Experience allows for a boutique hotel stay within the expansive Savoy Palace and access to its countless facilities and services. Personalised and assisted reception at the international airport is available for all Savoy Palace guest and is complimentary for the Pool Suites and the Presidential Suites. Other premier brand experiences will be added to the Savoy Premium Experience in the near future.  


Savoy Palace’s launch their iconic Afternoon Tea by Chef Pedro Campas, served in the stylish ‘lobby’. Beginning with a special Savoy Collection tea blend or a glass of Perrier Joët Grand Brut and a delicious, fresh warm scone. Offered next a hearty range of handmade sandwiches including: Truffle egg salad and watercress on rustic bread; Roast beef and horseradish sauce on cocoa bread; Smoked salmon and avocado on lemon muffin. Followed by a mouth-watering assortment of patisseries including mango cheesecake, served with pistachio biscuit, cream with mango and a sautéed mango ball and red fruits macaroon with raspberry sand and red fruits cream sandwiched between two crunchy cookies, topped by raspberry gel, grated coconut and a gold leaf. Lastly, a creation inspired by Chef Pedro’s childhood: Ferrero Rocher, presented with cocoa biscuit, a caramelized hazelnut filling, hazelnut cream and chocolate mousse, bathed in a thin layer of dark chocolate and toasted hazelnut. An unmissable occasion.  


The resort, 20km from the international airport, will provide the perfect base from which to explore the stunning and varied archipelago of Madeira; there will be various excursions and activities on offer to guests. The autumn months of September, October and November are pleasantly sunny with 9 hours of sunshine a day and in October highs of 23 degrees, the sea is warm enough for comfortable swimming. 

On the same latitude as Morocco, and with some of the most striking landscapes in Europe, akin to far-flung destinations such as Brazil, this Atlantic archipelago has a sub-tropical climate and dramatic mountainous terrain. The destination has been able to keep all its festivities, adjusting the schedule and security measures. Madeira is currently celebrating the Flower and Wine Festivals until the end of this month.  

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