London’s Chancery Court Hotel will be undergoing an £85 million facelift after US firm Rosewood Hotels & Resorts took over the site last year.
The five-star hotel, which features 262 bedrooms and 44 suites, will see its name changed to Rosewood London, new hotel recruitment, a brand new six-bedroom Manor House Suite being built in a private wing, the re-branding of the in-house spa and 11 event spaces being refurbished. The hotel bar and restaurant will also close and re-open in October after being fully redesigned by restaurant designer Martin Brudnizki.
In a statement, Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, said: “Rosewood London will be a milestone addition to our portfolio, not only as it is in a major European capital, but because the legacy of the historic building itself is a true representation of our ‘A Sense of Place’ philosophy. We are delighted to introduce once again a classic and one-of-a-kind hotel to our Rosewood guests.”
The hotel, which is located in the 1914 Edwardian Grade II listed site, was originally opened in 2000 and managed by Mariott’s Renaissance group until their contract ended in June 2011. Rosewood hopes to keep much of the original Edwardian styles, whilst only making small changes to staple features such as the grand Pavonazzo marble staircase and the arrival courtyard. The revamp will be supervised by managing director Matthias Roeke and the hotel will still be open for business to the public during this period.
Rosewood Hotels, which is based in Dallas, has a series of hotels across the globe such as the New York Rosewood and Dallas’ Rosewood Mansion, whilst it hopes to open new sites in Beijing and Abu Dhabi later this year. The Chancery Court Hotel is Rosewood’s first property in the UK.
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