Rosewood London is one of the finest five-star hotels in London. Blending English heritage with contemporary sophistication, the Edwardian Grade II-listed building has been sensitively renovated to create a luxury hotel with the ambiance of a stylish London residence.
Rosewood London combines English heritage with contemporary sophistication in the heart of the capital. The Grade II-listed, Belle Époque building has been sensitively renovated with the feel of a stylish London residence. The five-star hotel’s generously appointed guest rooms and suites are inspired by a British manor house, among which is the unique seven bedroom Grand Manor House wing, a private wing with its own entrance and postcode.
With an array of culinary experiences including the Mirror Room, Scarfes Bar, Holborn Dining Room, The Pie Room, The Gin Bar and The Terrace, Rosewood London offers some of the capital’s most conversational cuisine.
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The hotel’s central location on High Holborn is the perfect choice for travellers coming to the capital on business or pleasure. The City is closeby, while attractions such as Covent Garden, the Royal Opera House, West End theatres, galleries and world-class museums including the British Museum are all just a short walk away.
The many elements of surprise and discovery commence with the grand entrance. Visitors arrive through wrought iron gates that lead into a peaceful inner courtyard, providing a sense of arrival more akin to a private manor house than a hotel. Leading from the courtyard is the rose bronze gallery, a dramatic corridor connecting the hotel’s public spaces, designed by Tony Chi and Associates.
The lobby is rich and luxurious in every detail and comprises a black and white marble mosaic flooring, gilded eglomise glass partitions filled to the brim with quirky art and books, stunning oak armoires and a parchment reception desk. In the centre wall a one-off painting ornately hangs by world renowned Argentinian artist, Eduardo Hoffmann, displaying the rolling countryside surrounding an English country estate.
Fashioned from the finest materials and curated to the highest standards, the 263 guestrooms and 45 suites are all designed by Tony Chi and Associates. The elegant guestrooms reflect the style of a British residence and offer privacy, warmth, quality and nobility. Materials in the bedrooms include lacquer, textured wood veneers and prismatic mirrors while the bathrooms feature the finest Italian marble and hand beaten alpaca silver finishes.
The Manor House
The eight signature ‘house’ suites are among the London’s grandest and most spacious and include the Manor House which the only suite in the world to have its very own postcode. It also has its own private entrance on High Holborn as well as a private elevator. Designed to capture Old World Charm with a modern twist, the 185 square metre space is modern, sophisticated, edgy, entertaining and distinguished.
To explore the upper levels of the property, the iconic Italian Grand Pavonazzo marble staircase leads to all upper floors directly beneath the 166-foot high cupola and has an estimated value of £40 million. The staircase features seven different types of marble, some of which can no longer be found anywhere else in the world. Alternatively the lifts are exquisitely embellished with traditional moulded leather, wrapped panelling, and an alpaca ceiling.
Rosewood London’s Sense Spa can be found on the lower ground floor of the hotel. The spa features bamboo walls, soft lighting and wooden walkways over rippling water and pebble stones which lead to seven treatment rooms, one of which is an exclusive couple’s suite. Facilities include a shimmering gold leaf and teak relaxation lounge providing a restorative hideaway in the heart of London.
Restaurants & Bars
The beguiling jewel-box design of the Mirror Room captivates the essence of British high tea culture with an understated formality and relaxed elegance. The floor to ceiling mirrors recall the glittering diamonds and pearls associated with the ladies of high tea culture. The palette of darkened columns gives a complementary subdued masculine tone, representative of the gentlemen who would accompany these female tea lovers.
The setting allows for a variety for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner occasions, perfect for guests and the pre and post theatre crowds visiting the West End nearby. The private meeting and dining salons adjacent to the Mirror Room are carefully curated and inspired by the unique wit of the British sense of humour with a curious selection of wall art.
Scarfes Bar, designed by renowned interior designer Martin Brudnizki, evokes a convivial atmosphere with a roaring fire at one end and wooden bar running along the other. The bespoke fireplace made from metal, antique brass and bronze is 1.8 metres in height and is complemented by a walnut art deco mirror which hangs above it.
Over 1000 antique books, handpicked by a Portobello art dealer, take pride of place in the shelves throughout the bar giving the space a warm and welcoming feel whilst the eclectic range of chairs adds instant glamour to the bar. Highlights include a 1870 lollipop rocking chair sourced in New York, 1950s antique cocktail chairs and the bar stools which were inspired by an original Edwardian arm chair. The furniture is organised to create discreet, intimate corners on a wooden herringbone floor strewn with hand-woven rugs.
Gerald Scarfe, renowned British artist and caricaturist has leant his name and artistic vision to Scarfes Bar. Amusing and conversational illustrations adorn the marble walls creating a living canvas where the ‘artfully current’ corner is continuously updated to reflect the current affairs of the time. These captivating illustrations add a twist to the traditional luxury that has been beautifully executed by Brudnizki.
Holborn Dining Room
Holborn Dining Room, also designed by Martin Brudnizki, brings a fun, vibrant atmosphere to the refined elegance of the historic setting. Once the East Banking Hall of Pearl Assurance, Holborn Dining Room is a bustling brasserie with a menu of British dishes with a twist.
Brudnizki’s interior draws on classic British design, mixing reclaimed oak furnishings, antique mirrors and opulent red leather upholstery with tweed fabric detailing. The seating ranges from stools and tables to more intimate booths and banquettes and has been designed to make customers feel welcome for every social occasion.
The Pie Room
A one-stop destination dedicated to one of Britain’s most iconic dishes. Enjoy a ‘pie to-go’, pate en croute, and other savoury delicacies via the handy street-side hatch.
Whisky Masterclass at Scarfes Bar
Rosewood London has launched a new whisky masterclass at the popular Scarfes Bar entitled: Scarfes and Scotch: A Walk Through the World of Scotch Whisky. The masterclass is hosted by resident scotch & whiskey fanatic, Craig Petrie and is an interactive session that welcomes guests of every level of expertise and knowledge. Scarfes Bar houses one of the most impressive whisky collections in the capital, housing over 400 whiskies including unique liquids and releases rare bottles from ghost distilleries and greets visitors with the towering Whisky Wall.
Guests won’t leave the class empty-handed either – they’ll take away a distilled 50ml bottle of Scarfes own Single Malt whisky, aged for 15 years in a sherry cask. For those looking to perfect their knowledge of whisky at one of London’s most famed bars, the whisky masterclass at Rosewood London is a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
This two-and-a-half-hour masterclass allows budding chefs to put their skills to the test by learning to make one of Rosewood London’s signature pastries. The immersive pastry workshops takeover the acclaimed Pie Room, equipping each participant with a personalized apron to allow them to fully step into their new role as chef. Over the course of this masterclass, guests will learn how to make both a pie from scratch that can be taken home. This masterclass is also specially available for children, who will spend two hours making one savory and one sweet treat to take home.
Activity suggestions from the skilled Rosewood London concierge team can be found here.
Meeting Rooms / Chairman’s Boardrooms
The hotel has 11 event spaces including the stunning Grand Ballroom, three heritage boardrooms boasting original architectural features, and two private dining rooms, one of which features a show kitchen unique to RosewoodLondon, offering an interactive dining experience.
The Sir George meeting room can accompany sixteen round tables and measures 527 square feet / 49 square metres.
The Sir James meeting room can accompany twelve round tables and measures 409 square feet / 38 square metres.
The Sir Geoffrey meeting room can accompany fourteen round tables and measures 409 square feet / 38 square metres.