Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, in partnership with real estate developer Qatari Diar, have officially signed off on the name for the ultra-luxury hospitality company’s second London-based property.
The Chancery Rosewood will open in the city’s highbrow Mayfair district in 2024.
The name pays homage to the building’s storied past and lasting legacy. Originally built by architect Eero Saarinen in 1960, the mid-twentieth century Mayfair landmark previously housed the United States embassy and was the first purpose-built chancery in London.
The hotel will consist of 139 rooms and suites, dining and entertainment venues, a Rosewood Spa and wellbeing facility and retail spaces.
“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.”
The building’s original features and mid-century design details, including the iconic Grade II façade and diagrid ceiling, will be retained through a meticulous preservation process undertaken by David Chipperfield Architects, with a mission to reinforce and enhance Saarinen’s original vision of a ‘palace on the park.’
Slated to be both the first five-star hotel and first UK hotel to ever receive a BREEAM outstanding rating for sustainable development, the property truly showcases the powers of sustainability.
The hotel will mark Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ sixth in Europe.