ISPA Conference & Expo
ISPA Conference & Expo
ISPA Conference & Expo

Rosewood chosen to operate hotel in London's reimagined US Embassy building

Property developer Qatari Diar has announced the appointment of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts as the operator for a new hotel opening within London’s former US Embassy building in Grosvenor Square.

The selection follows a lengthy process in which a series of international hotel companies submitted proposals for how they would run an “ambitious world-class hotel, retail and event space” with 137 bedrooms, five restaurants, six flagship retail units, a spa and a 1,000 capacity ballroom.

The embassy building was originally designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen and has become a landmark, gaining grade II listed status in 2009. In November last year, a proposal to renovate the building by David Chipperfield won planning permission, subject to the building retaining its most iconic elements, including the large gilded aluminium eagle on the roof.

Over the coming months, Qatari Diar will work closely with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and Chipperfield on the final design, ahead of the embassy staff moving into their new home in Nine Elms later this year.

Sheikh Jassim Al-Thani, chief development officer of the company’s Europe & Americas division, said: “We are delighted to welcome Rosewood Hotels & Resorts on-board with this exciting re-development. This is a major opportunity for London and a hotel of this exceptional calibre perfectly aligns with our vision and ambition to renew the heart of Mayfair and cement the neighbourhood’s unique character as the leading hospitality, arts and luxury retail quarter in London for residents and visitors to enjoy.”

Qatari Diar’s plans for the site also include significant enhancements to Grosvenor Square, including the removal of the existing security bollards and barricades to provide additional pedestrian walkways.

In a statement, the company said: “Working alongside the Grosvenor Estate, these works will support Qatari Diar’s further public realm improvements to restore Grosvenor Square as an open, expansive green space fitting for one of London’s most prominent and established gardens."

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts  Quatari Diar  David Chipperfield  Mayfair  London  US Embassy  Eero Saarinen  Jassim Al-Thani 
Related stories
21 Nov 2016

Chipperfield gets green light to transform Saarinen's US embassy building into luxury London hotel

05 Apr 2016

David Chipperfield designs hotel on site of US Embassy in London's Grosvenor Square

Property developer Qatari Diar has announced the appointment of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts as the operator for a new hotel opening within London’s former US Embassy building in Grosvenor Square. The selection follows a lengthy process in which a series of international hotel companies submitted proposals for how they would run an “ambitious world-class hotel, retail and event space” with 137 bedrooms, five restaurants, six flagship retail units, a spa
CLD,SAB,HHR,HOT,RST,PRO,ARC,DES,DEV,INV
The embassy building was originally designed by Finnish American architect Eero Saarinen and has become a landmark, gaining grade II listed status in 2009 / DBOX
More news
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7781     
 
 
 
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7781     
 
 
 
company profile
Company profile: Curry Spa Consulting
Curry Spa Consulting has been providing clients in the high-end and luxury hospitality sector with spa design, programming, guidance and oversight since 2011.
Try cladmag for free!
Sign up with CLAD to receive our regular ezine, instant news alerts, free digital subscriptions to CLADweek, CLADmag and CLADbook and to request a free sample of the next issue of CLADmag.
sign up
features
The 85m-high sloped roof at the Amager Resource Center doubles as a ski slope
Brian Yang
"You can be an intern on your first day and be expected to contribute to the design conversation. That’s something driven strongly by Bjarke."

How the idea of putting a ski slope on a factory roof was born

The reception features a Karel Teige collage artwork
Tina Norden
"We have created an approach which is playful, provocative but also functional"

Conran and Partners’ Tina Norden on playing with colour at Prague’s newly redesigned Hotel Maximilian

Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
To advertise in our catalogue gallery: call +44(0)1462 431385
features
Renzo Piano’s Untitled restaurant at the Whitney
Susan Ungaro has been president of the James Beard Foundation since 2006;
"It was a truly one of a kind look"

On the winners of the James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Restaurant Design Awards

Floor to ceiling windows let in natural light and offer views of the vegetation. The pool provides a sense of coolness
"Even brushing your teeth in the right space can elevate a daily routine into a ritual"

With a lap pool at the heart of the home, this property is a sanctuary for Rene Gonzalez

Designs for the Museo Nacional del Peru by Luis Longhi
Schreibeis Smith set up Vera Iconica Architecture in 2010
"Wellness is essentially an insurance policy to promote physical and mental long term health"

Raising the profile of wellness architecture

features
Mountain climbing guide Ario Ferri created the capsules
"Installing the sleeping capsules took ropes, pulleys, cables...and lots of guts"

Installing sleeping capsules on the side of a Peruvian cliff

The flame began its journey around Azerbaijan on 26 April
"The land was previously occupied by an oil refinery so we installed isolation layers before laying the pitch"

Azerbaijan is investing in sport, tourism and architecture to turn itself into a global destination. We take a look at the newly opened Baku Olympic Stadium

The new extension includes a garden classroom and surrounds a courtyard planted by Dan Pearson
"It’s a public space that’s managed very beautifully and has a strong message of sustainability"

It’s a huge source of sadness that the Garden Bridge became as political as it did, says the project’s landscape designer

cladkit product news
Alberto Apostoli and Newform collaborate to launch the A.Zeta showerhead
The showerhead offers two modes; rainfall or waterfall
Megan Whitby
Italian architect Alberto Apostoli has renewed his partnership with Newform – an Italian wellness company – and designed A.Zeta. A.Zeta ...
Eco Resort Network conference to convene in Mauritius this May
The event will be hosted in the Mauritius in 2024
Megan Whitby
Hospitality industry event Eco Resort Network is set to take place at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel, Turtle Bay, Mauritius, from ...
Mather & Co and ITV unite to create Coronation Street Experience
Mather & Co has transformed the visitor centre into the ultimate haven for ardent Coronation Street viewers
Magali Robathan
Experience designers, Mather & Co, have orchestrated a remarkable collaboration with ITV to unveil the new Coronation Street Experience, a ...
cladkit product news
Siminetti unveils iridescent decorative panelling range inspired by plants
The Clematis design
Megan Whitby
The Botanicals is Siminetti’s newest Mother of Pearl decorative panelling collection, inspired by the distinctive patterns found in botany and ...
Alberto Apostoli designs tech-forward Wellness Therapy furniture collection for Varaschin
The furniture collection draws on absolute geometries, pure lines, neutral colours and strong references to nature
Megan Whitby
Furniture manufacturer Varaschin has unveiled the new Wellness Therapy range, designed by Italian spa and wellness architect and designer Alberto ...
Codelocks develops new glass door smart lock
The new lock model allows facilities and building managers to create and manage access via an app or online portal
Megan Whitby
Codelocks has launched its first glass door smart lock to bring intelligent access control to modern spa, leisure, fitness and ...
cladkit product news
Jaffe Holden helps bring Academy Museum of Motion Pictures alive
Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics for the Academy Museum
Magali Robathan
Acoustical consulting firm Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics and audio/video design services for the recently opened Academy Museum of Motion ...
Koto Design introduces wood-fired hot tub
Koto is known for crafting modular, energy-neutral cabins and homes
Katie Barnes
A striking wood-fired hot tub has been unveiled by Koto, an architecture and design studio which has a passion for ...
Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning
Magali Robathan
Almost 300 drones were used to signal an environmental message above the Eden Project’s biomes, during the UN Climate Change ...
x
Sign up with CLAD for regular news updates
ISPA Conference & Expo
ISPA Conference & Expo