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Rosewood Hotel Slated To Open In London This October

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  Site Where: 252 High Holborn, London, United Kingdom, WC1 7EN
February 28, 2013 at 9:55 AM | by | ()

We love it when whispers of a brand new hotel arrive in our inbox, especially when it’s a bit of a surprise and the opening isn’t light years away. Yesterday, Rosewood Hotels (of The Carlyle New York and The Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas) gave us just that with the announcement of Rosewood London, due to open this October.

The hotel will open in a 1914 Edwardian Belle Époque building on High Holborn road, just northeast of main tourist draws such as Covent Garden, Soho, and Leicester Square. A dramatic entrance will be easy to make, coming through the wrought iron-gated carriageway into an arrival courtyard, and immediately inside is a seven-story marble staircase sweeping through the historic building.

Guestrooms will total 262, with 44 suites. Initial renderings show a restrained palette of whites and greys in the bedrooms, a wood-paneled library / lounge, and various public spaces filled with books and artwork. The Manor House Suite, with private elevator and its own street entrance, can go up to six bedrooms and 6,300 square feet, surely a contender for one of London’s biggest suites. Restaurant and bar will be by Martin Brudnizki of Scott’s and Le Caprice, two popular London restaurants. In addition, there’ll be event spaces, private dining, and a Sense spa with fitness facilities.

We’ll head over to Holborn to have a look for ourselves at the first European Rosewood as soon as we can to report back with more details. Other upcoming hotels include Rosewood Abu Dhabi in August, Beijing sometime in the Fall, Phuket and Dubai next year, and the Bahamas in 2015.

[Renderings: Rosewood Hotels]

Archived Comments:

Chancery Court Hotel

I believe it is a conversion from that hotel?


Yes, the Chancery Court hotel will close for several months and re-emerge as Rosewood.