London’s Rosewood Hotel flung open its beautiful, brushed-copper doors this month. Nestled in Holborn—in by far the grandest building in that corner of town (originally the opulent marble-clad home of the Pearl Assurance Company)—it has managed to create an environment that is at once luxurious and intimate, a rare and highly creditable feat. The bar comes complete with an exhaustive archive of great twentieth-century liquors as well as furniture, and also serves a mean curry (not usual, but quite wonderful). And who could not love a hotel that has budgies in the lobby?
For more information, visit http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/london.
Photos: Courtesy of Patrick Grant