Rosewood London is one of the finest five-star hotels in London. Blending English heritage with contemporary sophistication, the Edwardian Grade II-listed building has been transformed from Imperial-era offices into a London luxury hotel & was carried out under the guidance of English Heritage.
The magnificent street frontage, which today is the entrance to Rosewood London, features a central carriageway entrance and dome leading into a grand courtyard, which provides a calm sanctuary away from the bustle of the city.
Inside, the lavish interiors are fitted out with Cuban mahogany and seven types of marble, including extremely rare types such as Swedish Green and Statuary. One of the most dramatic features is the Renaissance-style seven-storey grand staircase, an architectural statement in marble.
One of my favourite spaces is Scarfes Bar, designed by renowned interior designer Martin Brudnizki, it has a roaring fire at one end and wooden bar running along the other. The bespoke fireplace made from metal, antique brass and bronze is 1.8 metres in height and is complemented by a walnut art deco mirror which hangs above it. Over 1000 antique books, handpicked by a Portobello art dealer, take pride of place in the shelves throughout the bar giving the space a warm and welcoming feel whilst the eclectic range of chairs adds instant 1930’s glamour to the bar.
Exploring the upper levels of the property, the iconic Italian Grand Pavonazzo marble staircase leads to all upper floors directly beneath the 166-foot high cupola/dome . The staircase features seven different types of marble, some of which can no longer be found anywhere else in the world. Alternatively the lifts are embellished with traditional moulded leather, wrapped panelling and an alpaca ceiling.