Coronavirus: London hotels including Rosewood and Dukes to temporarily close

London hotels including Rosewood and Dukes have confirmed they will temporarily close this week due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The five-red-AA-starred, 306-bedroom Rosewood London in Holborn is temporarily shutting its doors from Sunday.

A statement from the hotel said: “We have made this decision out of an abundance of caution, as the Covid-19 situation continues to develop around the world. The safety and well-being of our guests and associates are of the utmost priority. 

"We thank you for your patience and understanding during this period of global concern, as we continue to follow local and international protocols for the safety of our guests, associates and community at large.”

The 87-bedroom five-red-AA-starred Dukes London in Mayfair has also closed today for the next month. 

“In a fast-changing crisis we have been working round the clock to ensure that our guests and staff are kept as safe as possible. New government restrictions mean that, with heavy hearts, we have taken the decision to close the hotel for the short term,” general manager Paul Skinner posted on the hotel’s Instagram.

“At this extraordinarily difficult time our hearts go out to our guests, clients and staff alike – as well as to the travel and hospitality industries worldwide: businesses so badly affected and working so hard to weather the storm. By keeping safe, we will ride this wave together and we look forward to celebrating summer with you once our doors are finally open again.”

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts confirmed its three UK properties, including Four Seasons Hotel London Park Lane, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square and Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, remained open to guests, although the company said it continued to review the latest information and protocols.

However, Four Seasons confirmed restaurants Amaranto at Four Seasons Hotel London Park Lane La Dame De Pic, Mei Ume at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square would temporarily cease operations “out of an abundance of caution related to the evolving COVID-19 situation.”

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