Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®, in its first UK hotel, aims to blend English heritage with contemporary sophistication. Renowned New-York based Tony Chi and Associates will work with a rich composition of materials, including lacquer, textured wood veneers and prismatic mirrors to achieve a sense of discreet luxury throughout the 262 guestrooms and 44 suites.
The original features of the Edwardian Belle Époque building, such as the original carriageway entrance to the arrival courtyard and the grand Pavonazzo marble staircase, will be retained. The façade and the interiors’ dark mahogany and rare marble will also be carefully preserved, while restored original marble columns in the lobby will be complemented by new stone and mosaic flooring.
Martin Brudnizki, who has worked on Scott’s, 34 and Le Caprice, has designed the restaurant with an outdoor terrace, as well as the hotel’s welcoming bar. A show kitchen will also be featured in one of two private dining rooms.
Rosewood London will also offer 11 events spaces, including a grand ballroom which will welcome up to 435 guests, and separate meetings and special events rooms for smaller groups. Several of these rooms will showcase original architectural features, such as the carefully preserved French walnut and Cuban mahogany-panelled fireplaces.