The Rosewood Hotel in London
The Rosewood London opened in Holborn in early October 2013 as Rosewood Hotels’ only European outpost. And what a hotel to (re)enter the market with – it is utterly gorgeous on every level.
Housed in an imposing building that has been the Pearl Assurance Company headquarters and, most recently, home to the Chancery Court Hotel, the renovations have resulted in a hotel that will compete with the very best of London’s luxury hotels.
The entrance on High Holborn with its wrought-iron gates leads to a small courtyard that feels like a rather special way to enter a hotel in central London.
The 262 rooms and 44 suites have been designed by Tony Chi and Associates to create a homely, stylish feel with textured woods, light grey fabrics and plenty of space.
Big spenders might prefer the Rosewood London’s most startling suite, the Grand Manor House.
With its own street entrance and its own postcode, the suite features six bedrooms, a dressing chamber, a library, a dining room and several sitting rooms spread over 6,318 square feet of living space!
The public areas at Rosewood London are stunning – chic, stylish and elegant. A striking corridor connects the Mirror Room restaurant on one side of the courtyard with the hotel’s bar on the other side.
The Mirror Room also offers two private dining rooms, one with its own demonstration kitchen.
Designed by Martin Brudnizki (who also designed, among others, 34 in Mayfair), the bar feels just heavenly – an open fire with dramatic fire place, bookshelves and deep comfortable chairs all creating a warm and cosy atmosphere.
Whether sitting in front of the fire, in the rocking chair or draped over the piano (with live performances on select evenings), the bar is somewhere you could return to night after night and has already jumped on to our list of London’s best cocktail bars.
The Holborn Dining Room is the hotel’s main restaurant, with an all day British brasserie menu (the pies are excellent!), with its own terrace for alfresco dining, and an adjoining ‘Holborn Delicatessen’.
Book the Rosewood London for Free
Book your stay at Rosewood London and access a range of VIP added benefits (free breakfast, upgrades and $100 restaurant credits). No deposit required and you pay the hotel on check-out.
Contact our travel team here to book.
For further inspiration, read our guide to London’s best luxury hotels.