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Rosewood London, opened in October 2013 after a sensitive transformation of a 1914 Edwardian, Grade II-listed building on High Holborn. Combining English heritage with contemporary sophistication, the capital’s newest luxury hotel marks the exciting presence of the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® brand in Europe.

Moments from Covent Garden, Rosewood London is located in one of the capital's most historic yet dynamic locales, a stone’s throw from the eclectic array of ultra-luxury boutiques on Lamb’s Conduit Street, the Royal Opera House, the British Museum and West End Theatres.

Managing Director
Michael Bonsor

Rosewood London
252 High Holborn
United Kingdom

Tel. +44 20 7781 8888

Brief History
Housed in the original headquarters of the Pearl Assurance Company, Rosewood London opened in October 2013, marking the presence of the Rosewood Hotel & Resorts® brand in Europe. Within only a year, Rosewood London became the pioneering five-star luxury hotel in Midtown, winning eight prominent accolades, including “Best Business Hotel 2016” at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Awards UK and “Best Hotel Suite: Manor House Suite 2016” at The European Hospitality Awards 2016.

Following a £85 million renovation to sensitively transform the 1914 Edwardian Belle Époque building, the original architectural features were painstakingly restored by an expert team of craftsmen, including the magnificent Grade II-listed street frontage and dome, and the grand Pavonazzo marble staircase which rises up through all seven storeys of the hotel beneath the 166-foot cupola. Guests enter via a grand carriageway which leads to a distinctive courtyard giving a sense of arrival more akin to a private manor house than a hotel.

The 263 rooms and 45 suites including nine signature suites, referred to as “houses,” have been crafted from the finest materials and appointed to the highest standard to convey the feel of stylish London residences. The Grand Manor House Wing, one of London’s most exclusive residences, welcomes guests via its own private entrance and is the only suite in the world to possess its own postcode.

Meetings & Events
The facilities encompass 11 event spaces accommodating groups of 10 to 555 and including one Grand Ballroom, three heritage boardrooms, the Living Room, the Dining Room which includes a show kitchen, five flexible meeting rooms and the Event Studio, a tactile showcase of event accessories unique to London.

Restaurants & Bars
A strikingly elegant salon with floor to ceiling mirrors, the Mirror Room, serving elegant, innovative cuisine and afternoon tea. The Martin Brudnizki-designed Holborn Dining Room, with outdoor terrace, offers British classics with a twist whilst Scarfes Bar serves creative cocktails alongside live jazz.

Sense® , A Rosewood Spa
Rosewood London’s Sense®, a Rosewood Spa and fitness suite is the epitome of style and tranquillity. Available to hotel and non-hotel guests, this urban retreat bamboo walls, soft lighting and wooden walkways over rippling water and pebble stones leading to seven treatment rooms, one of which is an exclusive couple's suite. The ladies and gentlemen’s changing rooms offer a sauna, steam room and large sensory showers. The shimmering gold leaf and teak relaxation lounge is the centrepiece of the spa and provides a tranquil and restorative hideaway in the heart of London. At Sense®, a Rosewood Spa we offer an array of treatments and products from our spa brands; EviDens de Beauté, Sodashi, Maison Caulières and Face Place to relax and soothe guests and visitors. Experience five-star hair treatments from award-winning and celebrity stylist Matthew Curtis within an intimate and boutique style salon at Sense spa.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 28 one-of-a-kind luxury hotels, resorts and residences in 16 countries, with 19 new properties under development. Each Rosewood property embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture and sensibilities.  The Rosewood collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris, as well as new classics such as Rosewood Hong Kong. For those who wish to stay a little longer, Rosewood Residences offer a distinct opportunity for ownership or rent in extraordinary destinations within the brand’s wide-ranging portfolio.