Developer Qatari Diar Europe LLP’s iconic 30 Grosvenor Square property announces its official name, The Chancery Rosewood. The Grade II listed building is being reimagined by British architect Sir David Chipperfield as a new retail destination and a Rosewood Hotels & Resorts luxury hotel, with Eero Saarinen-inspired interiors from Joseph Dirand and Yabu Pushelberg.
The project will include a variety of retail spaces within the building, opening onto a newly created public realm to support the future plans for the enhancements to the square. These units will face the square and create a permeable and accessible ground level as the hotel opens up and connects with its surrounding public realm.
The Chancery Rosewood will include 139 guestrooms and suites designed by Joseph Dirand, publicly accessible spaces including a variety of formal and casual dining and entertainment spaces, a Yabu Pushelberg designed Asaya integrative wellness facility, five flagship retail spaces and a grand ballroom with space for up to 750 guests. The designers behind additional F&B outlets will include Tristan Auer and Bar Studio.
The Chancery Rosewood name was chosen for its relation to the building’s history and original purpose. Invoking a sense of grandeur and importance, the name celebrates its origins as the first purpose-built chancery in London. Architect Eero Saarinen’s mid-20th century Mayfair landmark previously housed the U.S. Embassy before its relocation in 2018 and Qatari Diar’s acquisition in 2009. The U.S. commissioned Saarinen to design the original building which opened in 1960.
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