ROSEWOOD – The Pinnacle of Luxury London Hotels
The area of High Holborn in London is steeped in history dating back to the Roman times, centuries later would find the Inns of Court established here and bring the district to the centre of the legal profession. Charles Dickens resided in the Holborn area and penned many of his famous novels being highly influenced by the area itself, including Pip and Herbert Pocket’s home in Great Expectations. The Rosewood Hotel London, formally Number 252, High Holborn and home to the Pearl Assurance Company throughout the early 19th century, became an extraordinary building being given a flamboyant Edwardian style by the designer H. Percy Monckton. High Holborn is at the centre of city life in London, the bustle of the city can be heard for miles around but once through the grand gates of the Rosewood guests are transported to a heavenly, tranquil courtyard leading to the most beautiful hotels ever encountered in the city of London.
Once number 252 had been acquired by the company Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, it under went an extensive and pain staking restoration process to transform it into one of the most beautifully decadent and luxurious hotels in the world. Owning 19 properties in 11 different countries, the international hotel, and Resort Company has grown dramatically across the world since being founded in 1979 by Caroline Rose Hunt, daughter of oil tycoon H. L. Hunt. With another 16 properties set to open in the next four years, their property portfolio is becoming one of grandeur and world domination! The restoration of the Rosewood in London became the masterpiece of designers Tony Chi and Martin Brudnizki.
Live jazz and blues music fills the area of this masculine space, The Scarfes Bar, with the feel of a drawing room and the grandeur of a gentleman’s club the deep rich colour palette is complimented by the glow from a roaring fire. Plush velvet, luxurious leathers, and deep rich mahogany wood set the scene, harmonised by shelves filled with over a thousand vintage books and amusing character artwork that grace the walls. Designed by Martin Brudnizki, who also designed The Holborn Dining Room with in the Rosewood has created a space that by optimising on the heritage of the original features has created something historically magical in London.
Diamonds and pearls associated with the ladies of a high tea culture are recalled in floor to ceiling mirrors that glitter with a sophisticated elegance, the pure decadence of the Mirror room captivates and charms all who visit here. This exquisite jewel box has been designed with class, elegance, and sophistication, the light colour palette, regal marble and soft lighting create the perfect atmosphere for its clientele to relax and unwind. Executive chef Amandine Chaignot has created an imaginative and intricate menu to be admired. Also offering a quintessential English afternoon tea menu, that perfectly complements this beautiful intimate setting within the Rosewood hotel in London.
When it comes to the bars and restaurants within the Rosewood there seems as though this hotel could not become more grand, beautiful and exude more elegance if it tried but once you are faced with the Renaissance-style seven-storey grand staircase, you are led on a journey to a world of suites that behind each door is a gateway to a pure luxurious haven. Appointed to the highest standard and created from the finest materials each space has been imagined and executed to perfection by Tony Chi and his design team. Every bedroom has been given a modern look and feel, crisp white bedding grace the King size beds while the walls and floors are soft gentle hues of grey and cream, each room has just enough injection of subtle colour and deep rich mahogany leather furniture and wood flooring to make sure the space does not become clinical. Each bathroom is a glamorous boudoir, vanity areas are perfectly lit with spotlights around every mirror, and most rooms offer a large marble bath as a stunning centre piece. Every room is finished to perfection, with each piece of artwork, every book and the finest floristry all carefully selected to make sure every room becomes a magnificent masterpiece of its own.
Accessed by its very own private entrance, The Grand Manor House Wing is the only suite in the whole world to come with its own postcode, this highly exclusive area of the Rosewood is the height of pure luxury and wealth, evoking the modern elegance of a rich London residence. Offering one master bedroom with up to six additional bedrooms, its list of amenities is made for a discerning guest that is looking for everything they could imagine under one roof. Along with several powder rooms, a dressing chamber, living room, dining room, pantry and a private lift, the suite also comes with personalised stationary, custom Rivolta pillowcases and bathrobes, as well as a complimentary minibar and dedicated doorman. This exclusive high class retreat is beyond the wildest imaginations of most looking for an exceptional residence in the city of London, it offers a lifestyle and dream that only the few could dream to stay.
The Rosewood is truly one of the most magnificently beautifully hotels the city of London can have the pure pleasure to house; it is a hotel which escorts London and its rich famous and powerful to where a dream has come true for its patrons.