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London’s Prestigious Savoy Hotel Taps PSAV for On-Site Audiovisual Expertise

The recently restored landmark hotel offers the best in audio, lighting, staging and set design for private meetings and social events; the global event technology company has an established history of providing impeccable service to some of the world’s most luxurious hotels

LONDON – March 6, 2012 – When it comes to classic style and cachet among hotels, there is none finer than London’s Savoy. Today the famed five-star icon, known for its exceptional quality and impeccable service, relies on PSAV® Presentation Services to support the audiovisual and event technology needs of meeting planners and guests. Completing what is considered to be one of ” the most ambitious hotel restorations in London’s history, ” the luxury landmark property, now managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, boasts state-ofthe- art meeting facilities all backed by the professional on-site service and support PSAV provides.

PSAV is a global supplier of audiovisual services and event technologies to decision makers responsible for organising meetings, conferences, and events worldwide. The work of the company’s multinational team spans the globe, delivering the best in video & projection, lighting, set design and construction, sound, staging, event IT support, rigging, high-definition event videoconferencing and now, power testing.

“There are many synergies between PSAV and The Savoy that make us ideal business partners, ” said Carl Chapman, The Savoy’s Director of Events. “Our Banqueting & Private Rooms are designed to create an unforgettable first impression. A sense of occasion is set as soon as guests arrive. By the same token, PSAV is known around the world for its ability to make ordinary events extraordinary by delivering a flawless and memorable meeting experience. They use
only the best in audio, lighting, staging and set design — and the best is what our customers expect. With PSAV as our on-site AV partner, The Savoy is truly delivering distinctive service with exceptional detail from the moment an event starts until long after it ends. ”

PSAV has been providing on-site audiovisual services to luxury hotels and facilities around the world for nearly five decades, and at The Savoy for approximately five
years. Here, PSAV supplies meeting planners with audiovisual equipment needed on a day-to-day basis in each conference room, from the grand Lancaster Ballroom and
Abraham Lincoln Room, to the individual Private Rooms.

“PSAV is truly in the know when it comes to understanding what today’s meeting planners need to make an event successful, ” said Robert Reed, PSAV Global Sales Manager. “We are skilled at identifying the right technologies for any occasion. With a global sales team in place, we can offer meeting planners one single contact to follow them and their events. PSAV can be everywhere you are, anywhere in the world. ”

Jed Goryl, PSAV Director of Event Technology at The Savoy, said the meetings business is booming at this facility and serving as a single-point-of-contact for many
of the facility’s customers is proving to be quite effective. “As the on-site service provider for The Savoy, PSAV has a unique understanding of its customers’ needs in this environment, as well as the business needs of the facility, ” Goryl said. “Our teams make certain that our systems not only function perfectly for existing events, but that they are future-proof, meaning they can be upgraded easily to accommodate evolving technology and innovations. “We are honoured to serve as the on-site event technology partner at The Savoy, ” he said. “Whether patrons require an intimate boardroom setting or an elaborate award ceremony, our onsite expert technicians are able to accommodate any need. We will do the same for any hotel or conference centre across Europe and around the world. ”

One of the world’s iconic hotels, The Savoy recently completed the most ambitious hotel restoration in British history. Originally opened in 1889, The Savoy has played host to royalty, world leaders and legends of the stage and screen. It boasts some of the most well known bars and restaurants in London including the American Bar and Savoy Grill. Many of the 268 rooms and suites offer stunning views over the Thames and the city of London.

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