Rosewood London opens its doors after £85 million refurbishment

The Rosewood London in Holborn opened to the public this week, after the original five-star Chancery Court Hotel was rebranded and received a £85 million revamp.

Managed by US firm Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, the hotel boasts 262 bedrooms and 44 suites, all designed by New York-based Tony Chi and Associates. A particular highlight is the Grand Manor House Wing, which not only has to be accessed via its own street entrance and private elevator, but it is the only hotel suite in the world to have its own postcode. The 6,318 sq ft living space features six bedrooms, a dining room, sitting rooms and even a library. Guests at the Wing will also be able to enjoy their own butler and concierge service.

As part of the changes, the new Holborn Dining Room will open in February and replace the current Pearl Restaurant and Bar. The new dining spot will include a bar and dining counter, both topped with patina brass and aged copper, while the room leads to The Terrace in the inner courtyard and the Holborn Delicatessen, the latter of which will offer a wide range of teas, coffees and pastries. All food and beverages will be overseen by Swiss-born chef Bjorn van der Horst. It is hoped that a wide array of hospitality jobs will be created for the local area.

The Edwardian Grade II listed venue also offers 11 event spaces, including three boardrooms and the Grand Ballroom, a fitness suite and a Sense spa.

Rosewood London’s managing director Matthias Roeke said: “Rosewood London encompasses an element of surprise in its design which gives this landmark building, steeped in and surrounded by history, the lease of life it deserves. We are honoured to be the stewards of an exciting new chapter in its legacy.”

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