Rosewood london, housed in the original headquarters of the pearl assurance company, has recently opened after a sensitive transformation of a 1914 edwardian, grade ii-listed building on high holborn. Discover a sense of place® at rosewood london, located in one of the capital's most historic yet dynamic locales, midtown, close to the city's main business district, a world-renowned shopping quarter, covent garden, and attractions including the royal opera house, the british museum and west end theatres. Combining english heritage with contemporary sophistication, retained belle époque architectural features include the original carriageway entrance to the grand inner courtyard and a spectacular pavonazzo marble staircase which rises over seven storeys. The hotel has the feel of a stylish london residence and houses 262 guestrooms and 44 suites including eight spectacular signature suites, one of which is the manor house. Located in a private wing of the hotel, this suite consists of six bedrooms, a private entrance and its very own postcode. All accommodation has been designed by tony chi and associates, who also created the interiors of the public areas including the 11 event spaces and the mirror room, the hotel's elegant social dining salon serving a contemporary menu of refined cuisine. The martin brudnizki designed scarfes bar offers delicious indian curries and european-style casseroles with an intriguing and extensive selection of cocktails, whisky and gin whilst holborn dining room and delicatessen, complete with outdoor terrace, will open in february 2014. Rosewood london also features a fitness suite and sense® spa, where a nurturing atmosphere of calm soothes guests as they traverse wooden walkways over rippling water.