Rosewood London, housed in the original headquarters of the Pearl Assurance Company, has recently opened after a sensitive transformation of a 1914 Edwardian, Grade II-listed building on High Holborn.
Situated in Midtown, at the geographical centre of the British capital, Rosewood London is ideally located for destinations across London. The majestic River Thames is a short walk away, as are numerous world-renowned galleries and museums such as the British Museum, National Portrait Gallery and Somerset House. The bright lights of Theatreland and a range of shops, from the energetic bustle of Covent Garden to the understated chic of Lamb’s Conduit are a stone’s throw away whilst the English Opera, Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet are nearby neighbours. In just minutes, guests can be in Europe’s financial capital, the City of London, or at one of the stately gated Inns of Court, the historic centres of the English legal profession. Slightly further afield are the popular Islington and Shoreditch areas where the hip and trendy hordes flock.
Combining English heritage with contemporary sophistication, retained Belle Époque architectural features include the original carriageway entrance to the grand inner courtyard and a spectacular Pavonazzo marble staircase which rises over seven storeys. The hotel has the feel of a stylish London residence and houses 262 guestrooms and 44 suites including eight spectacular signature suites, one of which is the Manor House. Located in a private wing of the hotel, this suite consists of six bedrooms, a private entrance and its very own postcode.
All accommodation has been designed by Tony Chi and Associates, who also created the interiors of the public areas including the 11 event spaces and the Mirror Room, the hotel’s elegant social dining salon serving a contemporary menu of refined cuisine. The Martin Brudnizki designed Scarfes Bar offers delicious Indian curries and European-style casseroles with an intriguing and extensive selection of cocktails, whisky and gin whilst Holborn Dining Room and Delicatessen, complete with outdoor terrace, will open in February 2014.
Rosewood London also features a fitness suite and Sense® spa, where a nurturing atmosphere of calm soothes guests as they traverse wooden walkways over rippling water.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 18 one-of- a-kind luxury properties in nine countries. Each Rosewood hotel embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture and sensibilities. The Rosewood collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York and Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek® in Dallas, Texas, USA. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts targets to double its portfolio within five years with nine future hotels currently announced.