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May 2016
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Rosewood: A very British luxury

Hotel Rosewood Londres. breves de voyages mai 2016 PLUMEVOYAGE. @plumevoyagemagazine © DR

Beautifully located in the Holborn, where the city meets the Westend, 5 minutes walk from Covent Garden and Oxford Street, the Rosewood is a London hotel as we like it. Nothing has been forgotten to transform this elegant Edwardian building, housing an insurance company, in a 5-star of 262 rooms and 44 suites. But no question of altering the set: the wrought iron gate, the courtyard, the glass dome and marble grand staircase have been preserved. The originality of the designer, Tony Chi, can be noticed from the lobby: the space is partitioned by huge fully transparent windows from the floor to ceiling , like the curiosity cabinets containing many objects both precious that miscellaneous. The Rosewood is also a great place to feast. At Holborn dining room, opening onto the street, the atmosphere is very “brewery”. A more sophisticated atmosphere at the Mirror Room, where one remains amazed by walls covered with beveled mirrors, a Tony Chi’s signature. Each afternoon, the traditional English Tea is served. A.F.-M.

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