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25 SEPTEMBER 2017
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A management contract for a hotel in the former US embassy building in Grosvenor Square, London, has been awarded to the Rosewood group. The property was acquired by real-estate investment firm Qatari Diar last year.
The transaction followed the US government announcing it was building a new embassy in Wandsworth. Plans for a hotel in the former residence were first announced more than a year ago (BTN 18 April 2016).
While the distinctive façade will be kept, the Grade II-listed building will undergo renovation to include 137 guestrooms, five restaurants, six shops, a spa and a ballroom with space for 1,000 people.
The hotel will be the second Rosewood Hotels and Resorts property in London and the company’s sixth in Europe and was welcomed by Rosewood CEO Sonia Cheng as “an exciting new venture”.
She added: “The prestigious Mayfair neighbourhood embodies elegance, culture, and sophistication, making it the ideal location for Rosewood’s second property in London.
“The city strikes a special balance between the historical charms of the past and the contemporary comforts of the present, and we look forward to providing guests with a property that is equally captivating.
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