A NOBLE STATEMENT – ROSEWOOD LONDON
Have you ever slept in a Tom Ford shop? Well the Rosewood London feels pretty much like this.
It reminded me of my old times when Tom Ford (and myself) were working for Gucci. The hotel’s interiour includes lots of dark wood and high polished black surfaces combined with black and white marble. Just like the sexy style of Tom Ford’s Gucci back in the days.
While the styling is very cool and polished, it does feel cozy and like home at the same time – which is quite an achievement! I also loved the copper hammered basins and the copper entrance, that give the hotel a very unique touch right when entering the grounds (after passing the gates and courtyard with the car – which is so luxurious given it’s central location).
The contrast to the cool and even a little masculine setting of the Rosewood are the animals there. At the entrance Pearl (a Golden Retriever girl, that belongs to the General Manager) is welcoming you with a relaxed attitude (she’s lying around most of the time).
When you pass the big marble staircase (a dream for every Instagramer) you will hear some birds chirping and singing, which are creating a softer ambience and actually live in the prettiest part of the hotel (with lots of daylight to keep them happy). All these details make the Rosewood such a welcoming and comforting place, that truly feels like a home away from home (although this term is stretched and used so often, here it really comes to life).
Well and then, there’s the rooms and suites! Let me tell you about them – I was blown away by their individual styling and attention to details. We were able to shoot in the “Garden Room”, which has a private rooftop garden included (remember, we’re talking central London!).
We stayed in one of the amazing suites with all the comforts one could ever ask for (including a private butler service). The hotel actually was so inviting, that we stayed in to eat twice, just because our room felt so intimate and cozy (and the food is also really good, plus the minibar is included in the room rate).
For breakfast we tried the two different restaurants (Holborn Dining Room and Mirror Room, pictured above) and both served amazing “Eggs Florentine” (my personal favorite) and pancakes and everything else one could ever wish for. I prefer à la carte breakfast to buffets anyhow, because I usually am too lazy to stand up all the time during breakfast. If you prefer buffets the Mirror Room also features a Sunday brunch, that is more than amazing!
My outfit for the Rosewood London:
Location: Rosewood London
Photographer: Lady Venom / Marion Vicenta Payr