The Savoy guest spends £10,000 to propose to his girlfriend

‘£10,000 for a couple of cheap balloons and petals on the floor!’ The Savoy viewers are left shocked after a guest spends thousands to propose to his girlfriend in a riverside suite

  • Guest at The Savoy stunned viewers after spending £10,000 on his proposal
  • ITV’s four-part production offers a glimpse of one of London’s grandest hotels
  • Josh booked the £10,000-a-night Savoy Suite to pop the question to his partner

A guest at The Savoy has stunned viewers after ITV’s fly-on-the-wall documentary captured him proposing to his girlfriend in a suite that cost an eye-watering £10,000.

The four-part production offers audiences at home a glimpse of one of London’s grandest hotels, which has 37 rooms starting from £1,500 a night to £18,000.

In the second episode of The Savoy, which aired last night, guest Josh booked the £10,000-a-night Savoy Suite to pop the question to his partner Sarah, who thankfully said yes.

But viewers admitted they ‘couldn’t cope’ after the price tag was revealed, with some suggesting the cost of the room – which was filled with candles, rose petals and balloons – wasn’t worth it.

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A guest at The Savoy has stunned viewers after ITV’s fly-on-the-wall documentary captured him proposing to his girlfriend in a suite that cost an eye-watering £10,000 (pictured)

 Reaction: Social media users (pictured) admitted they ‘couldn’t cope’ with the price tag

The river views found in the Savoy Suite make it popular for proposals and the hotel even hires it out for just the afternoon.

Josh had booked the £10,000-a-night room and treated his girlfriend with afternoon tea in the Thames Foyer while staff prepared the suite with candles, rose petals and balloons.

The couple were then taken on a tour, with Sarah having ‘no inkling’ about the proposal heading her way.

When they reached the Savoy Suite, Sarah is blown away by the display and soon starts sobbing as her boyfriend drops to one knee. 

Thankfully, Josh’s girlfriend says yes to his sweet proposal, and later said: ‘[The Savoy] is a special place now whatever happens, this is going to hold a memory forever.’

Some suggested the cost of the room (pictured) – which was filled with candles, rose petals and balloons – wasn’t worth it

In the second episode of The Savoy, which aired last night, guest Josh (pictured) booked the £10,000-a-night Savoy Suite to pop the question to his partner Sarah, who thankfully said yes

‘Sarah has always wanted to get married here, it’s one of the most glamorous hotels in London,’ Josh added.

But Twitter users were left stunned with the cost, with one person writing: ‘I can’t cope he’s booked a room for £10,000 per night to propose to his girlfriend… oh my god.’

Another shocked viewer said: ‘Did they just say £10,000 a night then? 10,000 a NIGHT! Tell me I misheard, please!’

A third added: ‘£10,000 for a suite, £1,000 for flowers, £75 for afternoon tea & £25 a drink! Yep safe to say 100 per cent even if I win lotto, I will never be going to the savoy!’

A fourth wrote: ‘Apparently it is utterly romantic to pay [£10,000] for a room with a couple of foil heart balloons and a load of petals on the floor… I call it utterly pathetically decadent and a mess.’ 

Reaction: Twitter users were left stunned with the cost, with one person writing: ‘Did they just say £10,000 a night then? 10,000 a NIGHT! Tell me I misheard, please!’

However, some viewers admitted they’d be keen to spend Valentine’s Day at The Savoy if they had the money available.

‘I’m loving watching The Savoy, I want to work there… or spend Valentine’s there’, one impressed viewer wrote.

Another said: Oh my! How romantic is Valentine’s at The Savoy! Wonderful’, while a third added: ‘Valentine’s Day at The Savoy… maybe one day.’ 

Following the first episode, viewers slammed the management at The Savoy for their ‘rude’ treatment of staff after insisting the hotel’s new fly-on-the-wall documentary was ‘not a good PR move’.

Despite the glamour on display for guests – including private cocktail parties in their rooms, bespoke bouquets and even personalised bed linen – viewers were left disappointed with how staff at the 131-year-old hotel on the banks of the River Thames were treated.

However, some viewers (above) admitted they’d be keen to spend Valentine’s Day at The Savoy if they had the money available

The four-part production offers audiences at home a glimpse of one of London ‘s grandest hotels (pictured), which has 37 rooms starting from £1,500 a night to £18,000

One wrote: ‘I would feel more comfortable in a Premier Inn after knowing how the staff get treated at The Savoy.’

Self-confessed ‘tyrant’ head butler Sean Davoren, 62, who started at The Savoy in 1978, was lambasted after publicly telling-off his staff, while Savoy Grill owner Gordon Ramsay faced criticism for his foul-mouthed tirade over a chipped plate.

Sean was seen putting newest butler and former actor Michael Peluso, 37, whose mother was the late Loose Women star Lynda Bellingham, through his paces. 

‘I’m a little bit of a tyrant,’ Sean said. ‘When I was being trained they would hit you, throw things at you and say, “You’d better do better or you won’t be working here.” It was a good lesson but wouldn’t be appropriate now.’

Keeping the seven-storey hotel running is head butler Sean Davoren (pictured), 62, who started at The Savoy in 1978, and strives for ‘excellence’ each morning

Unimpressed viewers saw Savoy Grill owner Gordon Ramsay (pictured left) serve up a foul-mouthed rant at his maître d’hôtel and declare standards ‘aren’t good enough’ after finding a cracked plate and being served duck with a blunt knife in the first episode

A nervous Michael, who was hired by Sean without any previous butler experience, admitted: ‘I didn’t think anyone would scare me more than my father but Sean does.’

Michael was tasked with hosting a private cocktail party for returning guests motor industry boss Damien Cuming and his wife Jacqueline, from Cambridgeshire, in their £1,500-a-night suite.

He was shadowed by Sean, who to the shock of viewers, proceeds to direct and tell him off in front of the guests when Michael starts incorrectly pointing at the food on offer. 

‘Pointing Michael, you’re pointing,’ Sean said. ‘Very bad gesture.’ 

MailOnline contacted The Savoy for comment. 

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