Rosewood London - Grand Luxury Hotel in London
One of London’s newest Grand Luxury Hotel, situated in Midtown Holborn where business meets pleasure
Originally built in 1914, the ultra-luxury Rosewood hotel group spent over £85million sensitively renovating one of London’s most opulent buildings, the Pearl Assurance headquarters, to transform it into London’s newest grand hotel. The renovation lovingly maintains the buildings old grandeur, none more so than in its magnificent seven story staircase – whose original marble lining has been valued at £40million alone. As well as an alluring array of facilites, the hotel has one of the best courtyards in London, with the sanctuary opened up to diners in the summer and boasting a christmas tree and outdoor fire in the winter.
Since opnening the Rosewood Hotel has become the focal point of the Holborn 'Midtown' District with its host of amenities. The city wide reknowned Scarfes bar perfectly balances privacy with atmosphere. The striking Holborn Dining room somehow works both as a casual bistro and formal dining room.
Holborn Dining Room
The substantial Holborn Dining Room is one of the grandest art deco restaurants in London. Plush leather upholstery and shining marble floors are garnished with cooper and oak fixtures creating a relaxed and informal space. The kitchen is run by the former head chef of the famous Ivy club and serves British comfort foods with a modern European twist.
The Mirror Room
At the heart of the hotel, the strikingly designed Mirror room hosts the hotels breakfast, afternoon tea and light bite offerings. Taking cues from a jewel box, the dining rooms walls and ceilings are extensively decorated with mirrors.
Scarfes Bar is named after the much heralded artist Gerald Scarfe whose art adorns the walls. The impressive space I filled with imposing chandeliers, fascinating curiosities, open fire places and a whole host of nooks and crannies for those seeking privacy. Unlike many hotel bars in London, Scarfes’ has an easy going atmosphere and informal dress code.
No new 5 star hotel in London would be complete without a spa, and the Rosewood is no different. Lined with bamboo walls and wooden floors, the spa features a relaxation area that leads to a number of treatment rooms and a slate lined rain forest shower. Both ladies and men’s changing rooms feature a sauna and steam room.
The Rooms and Suites
The 306 rooms and suites in Rosewood London are some of the most tasteful in London, understatedly combining heritage with technology and luxury with peculiar oddities. Even the smallest rooms start at a sizeable 31sqm and each category comes with a Nespresso coffee machine.
Deluxe Room | 31sqm
Full with elaborate button back chairs, original artwork, ottomans and 300 thread count linen, no expense is spared even in standard rooms at Rosewood London. The sumptuous bathrooms are finished with ebony linings and hand hammered Columbian copper sinks.
Executive Room | 33sqm
Decorated in the same understated style as the Deluxe rooms, Executive rooms elude more space, with many coming with 3.7m high ceilings.
Premier Room | 35sqm
Keeping with the hotels understated homely feel the Premier rooms offer yet more space. Their superbly appointed Italian marble bathrooms have a separate walk in shower and bathtub. Each room gets its own personal bar too.
Grand Premier Rooms | 42sqm
The largest room types offer 42sqm of luxurious accommodation. Like the Premier rooms, they feature separate walk-in showers and bathtubs.
Premier Suite | Butler | 71sqm
Continuing the Hotels combined British Manor house and contemporary feel, the premier suite have over 70sqm of space plus high ceilings. Butler service is complementary in addition to all the amenities of Premier Rooms.
Grand Premier Suite | Guest W.C. | Butler | 85sqm
The Grand Premier suites are one-bedroom residences spread out across 85 square metres of living space. Guests enter through an impressive foyer that leads to a living room, large master suite with ensuite toilet, plus a guest powder room.
Signature Suites | 1 – 6 Bedroom | Guest W.C.* | Kitchenette | Butler |60-585sqm
Being one of the Grandest Edwardian buildings in London, The Rosewood hotel offers 8 unique suites take use the architecture of the hotel to their advantage. Notably the Cupola and Dome Suites, designed by Tony Chi, are built in the original turrets of the building. The Garden House suite meanwhile has a stunning terrace that looks over the hotels elegant courtyard.
Grand Manor House Wing | 6 Bedroom | Guest W.C. | Kitchenette | Butler | 585sqm
The vast 585sqm Grand Manor House suite comfortably claims the title of the biggest in London. The accommodation features 6 bedrooms each with its own Italian marble ensuite, several living rooms, a huge dining room and elegant wood panelled library.
Bluebird's Favourite Feature:
Undoubtedly one of the best new bars to open in London in 2013, Scarfes Bar, which is named after the much heralded artist Gerald Scarfe whose art adorns the walls. The impressive space is filled with imposing chandeliers, fascinating curiosities, open fire places and a whole host of nooks and crannies for those seeking privacy. Unlike many hotel bars in London, Scarfes’ has an easy going atmosphere and informal dress code, in fact in the words of Mr Scarfe the bar is like a "private art gallery where people will be able to have a drink and relax.”
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