Guests arrive at Rosewood London through an archway that opens into a grand Edwardian courtyard, in a little oasis of tranquillity unique among London luxury hotels. It is the perfect start to a memorable stay in a timeless heritage hotel, set just steps from Covent Garden.
The magnificent street frontage, which today is the entrance to Rosewood London, features a central carriageway entrance and dome leading into a grand courtyard, which provides a calm sanctuary away from the bustle of the city.
Inside, the lavish interiors are fitted out with Cuban mahogany and seven types of marble, including extremely rare types such as Swedish Green and Statuary. One of the most dramatic features of this five-star heritage hotel is the Renaissance-style seven-storey grand staircase, an architectural tour de force in marble. It ascends from either side of the entrance on High Holborn, forming a bridge on the first floor and rising through all the floors under an elliptical dome. Looking upwards, the arcades of Pavonazzo marble frame a view of the cupola that rises to 50.6 meters (166 feet), the maximum permitted height at the time of construction.
The design is a story that gradually reveals itself through a procession of spaces with an intriguing use of detail and an abundance of furnishings, textures and objects d’art’. At the heart of Rosewood London’s design is Rosewood Hotels & Resorts philosophy ‘A Sense of Place®’, in which the property reflects its location’s history, culture and sensibilities.
The many elements of surprise and discovery commence with the grand entrance. Visitors arrive through wrought iron gates that lead into a peaceful inner courtyard, providing a sense of arrival more akin to a private manor house than a hotel. Leading from the courtyard is the rose bronze gallery, a dramatic corridor connecting the hotel’s public spaces, designed by Tony Chi and Associates. The lobby is rich and luxurious in every detail and comprises a black and white marble mosaic flooring, gilded eglomise glass partitions filled to the brim with quirky art and books, stunning oak armoires and a parchment reception desk. In the centre wall a one-off painting ornately hangs by world renowned Chilean artist, Eduardo Hoffmann, displaying the rolling countryside surrounding an English country estate.Go To Top
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