UK: Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with Qatari Diar, has announced plans for a second London property in the city’s Mayfair district at 30 Grosvenor Square.
The new hotel, scheduled to open in 2024, will feature 139 guest rooms and suites with public spaces and dining venues designed by Tristan Auer and Bar Studio. Interiors will be led by Joseph Dirand.
Additional amenities include an integrative wellness facility designed by Yabu Pushelberg, five retail outlets, as well as several meetings and events spaces such as a 750-guest ballroom.
The building, originally built by architect Eerp Saarinen in 1960, previously housed the United States embassy and was the first purpose-built chancery in London. Its Grade II-listed facade and diagrid ceiling will be retained by David Chipperfield Architects.
The hotel is slated to be the first five-star hotel and first UK hotel to receive a BREEAM outstanding rating for sustainable development.
“We are proud to have The Chancery Rosewood lead the transformation of the revitalised Grosvenor Square, an incredible public interest initiative that is nearly a decade in the making,” said Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “The gifted team of architects and designers will breathe a second life into the iconic building, which is poised to become a superlative destination in London, and we thank our partners at Qatari Diar for the chance to be a part of this remarkable project.”
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages 27 luxury hotels, resorts and residences in 16 countries, with 21 new properties under development.