He founded the worldwide St. James Clubs (London, Paris, Los Angeles, New York and Antigua) and the Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle (Scotland, venue for Madonna’s wedding). His successes also include Glenborrodale Castle (Scotland), Stapleford Park (England), Cherokee Plantation (South Carolina), Carnegie Abbey (Newport, Rhode Island), Bovey Castle (England) and the Abaco Club (Bahamas). These projects have been highly acclaimed and de Savary’s further experience extends from the construction of a new 5 star hotel in Egypt to the operation of a thousand room hotel in the UK.
During his extensive business career he has accumulated many awards including; Tourism Personality of the Year; the England for Excellence Award sponsored by the English Tourist Board for his achievements at Littlecote Park and Lands End, and the Come to Britain award in 1986. Other awards include numerous environmental, preservation and historical achievements as well as winning Best Golf Resort in England for Bovey Castle at the World Travel Awards 2005.