London’s Cadogan hotel reopens after five-year refurb

7 Mar 2019 by Mark Caswell
Lobby at the Belmond Cadogan Hotel

The Cadogan Hotel on London’s Sloane Street has finally reopened after a multi-million pound renovation project.

Closed for refurbishment works in 2014, the property is now known as the Belmond Cadogan Hotel, and is owned by LVMH, owners of the Moet and Chandon, Hennessy and Louis Vuitton brands.

The hotel now offers 54 rooms and suites (down from the previous 64), with features including living areas with working fireplaces, in-room private libraries, and freestanding baths with champagne and book holders.

Guests also have access to Cadogan Place Gardens, including use of the tennis court.

A room at at the Belmond Cadogan Hotel

New ‘Best of British’ fine dining restaurant Adam Handling, Chelsea, features an open kitchen with chef’s table, and dishes including Highland Wagyu Beef with short rib and butter-poached King Crab.

Design features include botanical mosaics on floor tiles and wood paneling, and over 400 pieces of original artworks including a painting by contemporary British artist Simon Casson in the hotel lobby depicting the history of Cadogan Estates.

Five female British artists were also commissioned to create statement artwork for the guest rooms, inspired by botanicals in the private gardens.

Exterior of the Belmond Cadogan Hotel

Built in 1887 in the Queen Anne style, the Sloane Street property was once home to British-American socialite Lillie Langtry, and was also the location for the arrest of playwright Oscar Wilde in 1895.

Commenting on the opening Hugh Seaborn, CEO of Cadogan said:

“The Cadogan Hotel has a colourful history – and a wonderful future. Belmond is the perfect partner for us to preserve its unique heritage and character, while evolving into a true retreat for today’s luxury traveller and ‘home from home’ for locals.

Rooms at the Belmond Cadogan Hotel start from £470 per night based on two people sharing, including daily breakfast.

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