Rosewood Hotels and Resorts is to re-enter the London hotel market for the first time in over a decade, when it rebrands the London Chancery Court Hotel as the Rosewood London later this year.
The hotel had previously been managed under Marriott’s Renaissance brand until 2011, and currently operates as an independent property, marketed under the Preferred Hotels and Resorts portfolio. Business Traveller last reviewed the hotel in 2007 – for more details click here.
Located on High Holborn, the Grade II listed property is owned by New World Hotel Hospitality, parent company of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, and was formerly the headquarters of the Pearl Assurance Company.
It is currently undergoing a US$130 million renovation project, and is scheduled to rebrand as the Rosewood London in October this year.
The refurbished hotel will offer 262 rooms and 44 suites, retaining original features of the Edwardian Belle Epoque building including the carriageway entrance, marble columns and the Pavonazzo marble staircase.
Facilities will include a restaurant, bar and outdoor terrace designed by Martin Brudnizki, responsible for London restaurants including Scott’s and Le Caprice, as well as a spa and fitness suite, and 11 events spaces including a ballroom accommodating up to 435 guests.
The hotel will also feature the Manor House Suite, a private wing accessed via its own street entrance and offering six bedrooms and 587 sqm of living space.
Rosewood previously managed the Lanesborough hotel on London’s Hyde Park Corner until 2002, when it was rebranded under Starwood’s St Regis offering.
The group currently operates iconic properties including The Carlyle in New York and Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, and is due to open hotels in Abu Dhabi and Beijing later this year.
For more information visit rosewoodhotels.com.
Report by Mark Caswell