Rosewood London Formerly: Chancery Court Hotel

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Madonna slept here
Excellently located and ever so swishly revamped hotel located within walking minutes of a lot of things including the British Museum, Covent Garden, Soho and many West End theatres. Particularly noteworthy are the regal columns and marble staircases left over from the first occupant — the less sexy Pearl Assurance (Insurance), in 1914 — while the rest of this expansive, dreamy and atmospherically lit establishment (with just the right touch of Hollywood about it) has buzz flowing throughout its many twists and turns; there's nothing straightforward about the layout, and surprises come at you left and right, including a tastefully effervescent dining room. Among the notable eating and drinking spaces here is Scarfes Bar, named after and featuring the works of London-born illistrator and cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (born 1936). The building first opened as a hotel in 2000 (Marriott/Renaissance), went independent in 2011, closed July 2013, then reopened in October 2013 under the domain of Dallas-based Rosewood Hotels chain. 262 rooms. 44 suites. Modern but not at all funky. Pitch- and picture-perfect.


    • jjkeyes
      jjkeyes Over a year ago
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      Love this hotel.
      You've got to check out the Renaissance Chancery Court. Sample modern French dishes in the hotel's gorgeous Pearl Restaurant & Bar and book a heavenly massage in the Spa to work out all of those kinks from strolling through Covent Garden and the West End. Be sure to stroll down the glamorous marble staircase (you're bound to recognize these steps, they're the setting for all kinds of movies, commercials, ads and more).