Following an extensive US$130 million renovation of a 1914 Edwardian Belle Epoque building, London’s newest luxury hotel and the first Rosewood property in Europe opened its door this month. The Rosewood London maintains the feel of its original building through the meticulous restoration that has warranted the structure Grade II heritage listed status. The original carriage entrance in the courtyard and along with the grand seven-story Pavonazzo marble staircase has been preserved. New York-based Tony Chi and Associates lent their talents to create the feel of a contemporary London residence, complete with textured wood veneers, prismatic mirrors, and buttery leather accents. Martin Brudnizki, behind the popular London watering holes Scott’s and Le Caprice, designed the hotel bar with a roaring fire and wooden long bar. The hotel will feature 11 event spaces, including a ballroom that can accommodate up to 435 guests. The Rosewood London is also the only hotel in the world that can boast a sprawling 585-square-meter hotel suite with its own postcode.
Introductory rates start from US$600 until March 31, 2014. For more information, visit Rosewood London.