??????????The hot ticket on London’s Holborn has just opened today: Rosewood London. Fashion Fabulous were invited to the evening launch of this magnificent hotel, created in the beautiful setting of a 1914 Edwardian Belle Époque Grade II-listed building. From the outside, the hotel didn’t look too different from the Chancery Court Hotel that formerly inhabited the site. Inside, it was a completely different story. The bar is one of the best looking bars in London.  Warm, cosy and welcoming we liked the chandeliers, hand woven rugs and the roaring fire, at the far end of the room, a perfect focal point for upcoming cold winter evenings.

Rosewood London gallery-1…From the bar we walked down the Bronze Gallery that leads to the Mirror Room.

DSCN4028-1…Arriving at the Mirror Room, we found it an impressive salon strikingly decorated with mirrors, and is the current restaurant area for all-day dining and afternoon tea. In addition to the Mirror Room’s main area, there’s an array of private dining areas to choose from each with interesting sculptures such as a wall-mounted zebra head. Another restaurant, the Holborn Dining Room launches in February 2014.

Talking to other partygoers, the cocktails were going down a treat. We found the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc pretty good and enjoyed the vibrant live jazz that will be playing several nights a week.

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Our initial impressions are that the Rosewood London is going to be a great hotel. We can’t wait to return and see the whole place in action!

For more information: rosewoodhotels.com/London

T +44 207 781 8888      Rosewood London, 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN.

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