Few new hotels will open their doors to as much fanfare as the five-star Rosewood London. Another stalwart from the Rosewood Hotel Group, it’s clear from the moment you approach the grand Edwardian courtyard that this place is going to be something special.
Retaining the group’s core philosophy of creating a ‘sense of place’, the striking interiors (designed by Tony Chi and Associates) perfectly reflect the hotel’s prime location in Holborn – an area dubbed Midtown by…well nobody, but that’s the plan for this super central area anyway. Here, you’re pretty much equidistant from the suited and booted City of London, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden and the north bank of the Thames, yet on the weekends, it’s mercifully free from crowds. The look is high drama, with ultra high-spec finishes and all the chutzpah of The Savoy. There’s no forgetting that you’re in a protected neoclassical landmark once you’ve made your entrance through the glossy lobby; the whole vibe is a mix of solid English heritage and ambitious urban perfectionism.
One way that the hotel has trumped its hefty competition is with the rooms. All 262 of them, plus 44 suites, comprising of some 15 bands of space and luxury. You might struggle to believe that the Deluxe rooms are the smallest on offer, measuring a generous 31 square metres and packing a 46-inch TV. The only-the-best standard applies to every single item on the room inventory, from the fine Italian bedding to the imported marble in the bathroom, to the salon-grade hairdryer and the sleek Geneva sound system.
Not just one of the hottest new sleeps in the capital but a destination hotel for dining too, the Rosewood’s Holborn Dining Room has won acclaim for its innovative British menu. Clad in brasserie-style oak and red leather by designer Martin Brudnizki, the restaurant boasts a dream team in the kitchen and a casual, drop-in ambience (though booking in advance is strongly advised). It’s sometimes hard not to wonder if you could be having a more fabulous, more atmospheric time somewhere else when you’re in London (browse our city breaks for deals) but order pudding here (none of this ‘dessert’ nonsense) and retire to Scarfes Bar for a cocktail and trust us, you’ll have no such thoughts.
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