The hotel occupies the former headquarters, until the mid-1990s, of Pearl Assurance. This purpose-built flamboyant Belle Epoque Edwardian building has rare and lovely marble panels and pillars, Cuban mahogany and French walnut fittings. But its most remarkable feature is a solid Pavonazzo marble staircase that soars to a dizzying 166-foot high cupola.
Rosewood London offers elegant London accommodation on High Holborn. Just a 5-minute walk from Covent Garden and Oxford Street, its spacious designer rooms feature bespoke furnishings and Italian marble bathrooms, and Rosewood’s spa, sauna and glamorous restaurant are also on-site.
The air-conditioned rooms each have classic décor and a luxurious marble bathroom. Each room includes an iPod/iPhone docking station, a 46-inch flat-screen TV, a cordless telephone, a Nespresso coffee machine, a minibar and a dining area.
Start the day in the Holborn dining room with an a la carte breakfast, including continental, healthy and traditional English breakfast choices. The striking Mirror Room restaurant is open from morning until evening with an elegant all-day dining menu.
Just 3 minutes’ walk from Holborn Underground Station, Rosewood London enjoys easy connections around the capital and offers direct access to Heathrow Airport.
Number of Bedrooms
- Central London
- Near Holborn Station
- High Speed Internet
- 3 Restaurants
- Spa Facilities
- Spa Facilities
- Popular Bar
- Live Entertainment
- Fitness Centre
- City Tours
- Fine Dining
Highlights & Reviews
- Before Rosewood took over, this was the Renaissance Chancery Court, a Marriott hotel, and it was dead dull. Now it has been transformed by interior designers Toni Chi and Martin Brudnizki and it’s elegant, sophisticated and laid back, a grand city hotel in the new style.
- Bedrooms, designed by Tony Chi, are suave and sophisticated with a subtly homely feel, lovely marble bathrooms and superb, easy to use lighting. And it’s amusing to think that one is sleeping in the former Edwardian headquarters of an insurance company, albeit a very grandiose one.
- Light meals and a creative buffet breakfast are served to hotel guests in the elegant Mirror Room, laid out in front of the fire, decorated with quirky things (including budgies in a gilded cage) striking artworks and books. The Holborn Dining Room is open to all, a grand brasserie style restaurant serving excellent, if not particularly imaginative, English dishes. Scarfes Bar has become a popular meeting place for Londoners, and the restaurant, also with street entrance, Holborn Dining Room, is deservedly popular. The main building, set back in its own courtyard, is for hotel guests only, and is a haven of calm and relaxation.
Hotel AddressRosewood London
252 High Holborn
London, WC1 7EN