Rosewood London – Holborn, WC1
Since its opening in 2013, Rosewood has risen effortlessly to the highest echelons of London’s luxury hotels, combining English heritage with contemporary sophistication. The grade II-listed Belle Époque building has been sensitively renovated, with the feel of a stylish London residence; guests enter a grand, wrought iron-gated former carriage arch, leading to the hotel’s historic central courtyard, with its majestic, intricately-scrolled stone facades while the Grand Pavonazzo marble staircase soars to a dizzying 166-foot cupola. The work of two designers, Tony Chi created the splendid Rose Bronze Gallery entrance, the jewel box Mirror Room restaurant and 263 glamorous rooms and 45 suites. Martin Brudnizki designed both the Holborn Dining Room – a bustling British brasserie with innovative cuisine and a trendy gin bar – and the wildly popular Scarfes Bar, its walls decorated with a collection of paintings by satirist Gerald Scarfe. Don’t miss Holborn Dining Room’s head chef and pastry expert Calum Franklin’s Pie Room, dedicated to that most iconic of British dishes. Every suite comes with a dedicated butler, and service throughout is faultless.
Doubles from £400
+44 (0)20 7781 8888; rosewoodhotels.com/london
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