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Rosewood London

Hotel Review: Rosewood London

History: Occupying an Edwardian Belle Epoque building erected in 1914,  The Rosewood London is both the city's and Europe's only offering by the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts collection. It opened in October last year after an 85-million development of what used to be the headquarters of a bank. Location: Centrally, in the historic  Holborn area of London, where The City meets the West End, though it's hard to notice this particular fact once you step through the hotel's … [Read More...]

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