London, 25th July 2018: Globally renowned developer,
Qatari Diar Europe LLP has today broken ground at 30 Grosvenor Square – the
former site of the historic U.S Embassy - as it commences construction on
London’s second Rosewood hotel in the heart of Mayfair.
world-class hotel will comprise 137 guest rooms, five restaurants, six flagship
retail units, a spa and a ballroom with space for 1,000 guests, at the
prestigious and historic location.
Prominent British architect, Sir David Chipperfield, will breathe new
life into the Grade II listed building whilst retaining the unique external
façade to reimagine the spirit of its original pioneering architect Eero
Saarinen. The new design will delicately showcase the mid-20th century heritage
of the building, combining traditional and contemporary craftsmanship through
exquisite and refined interiors.
Al Attiyah, CEO at Qatari Diar, said: “Today, as we break ground at 30
Grosvenor Square, marks a momentous occasion for Qatari Diar. The opportunity
to transform such an iconic address is something that only happens once in a
lifetime and we are extremely proud to be responsible for it. We recognise the
history of the building and are dedicated to sensitively redeveloping the
former U.S Embassy into a new destination on Grosvenor Square.”
Committed to delivering developments in keeping with their esteemed
neighbourhoods, Qatari Diar will work alongside the Grosvenor Estate to improve
the public realm surrounding the new Rosewood hotel. In doing so the
development will enhance the historical expansive green space of Grosvenor
Arora, President at Rosewood Hotels & Resorts comments: "Today marks a
new milestone in our London journey as we work with Qatari Diar to deliver our
second hotel in this vibrant city and further expand our regional presence in
Europe. By re-imagining the site of the former U.S. Embassy, a Grade II listed
building, we hope to provide a coveted experience within the prestigious
neighbourhood of Mayfair that truly embodies Rosewood’s Sense of Place
excited to open up this historic part of Grosvenor Square once again, for
guests and the public to enjoy, creating a welcoming environment that reflects
both the historic nature of the building yet also bringing a fresh sensibility
to this significant area."
ground-breaking at 30 Grosvenor Square follows the relocation of the U.S
Embassy to their new home in Nine Elms earlier this year. Anticipated
construction completion date of the asset valued at approximately £1 billion
has been set for 2023.