Belmond Cadogan Hotel Re-opens

Main Photo: The Belmond Cadogan

Date: March 2019

Location: Belgravia, London, UK

Name: The Belmond Cadogan

No. of Keys: 54 rooms and suites

Owner: The freehold is part of Cadogan Estates, who bought it for £15.4m from US based Trinity Hotel Investors in 2011.

It will be managed by Belmond Group, acquired by LVMH, owners of the Moet and Chandon, Hennessy and Louis Vuitton brands, in a deal worth US$3.2 billion in December 2018.

The Belmond Cadogan Hotel in London has reopened following a multi-million-pound refurbishment.

Built in 1887 in the Queen Anne style, The Cadogan has played an integral role in the social history of the Kensington and Chelsea area, since it opened as a hotel in 1895.

The Cadogan has a colourful history – once home to Lillie Langtry where she courted the future King of England and also the location of Oscar Wilde’s infamous arrest, in Room 118 in it’s opening year.

The hotel closed for renovation in 2014 and had announced opening dates in 2016 and 2018, but delays pushed the completion of works back.

The Cadogan is Belmond’s first luxury property in London. Located on Sloane Street, the hotel now offers 54 rooms and suites, and boasts spacious rooms that are a ‘little house’ with living rooms and dining areas, as well as large bathrooms and in-room bars with tea and coffee-making facilities.

Chef patron Adam Handling runs the eponymous restaurant with an open kitchen, chefs’ tables and bar seating. The menu features British cuisine, with sustainability in mind, according to Belmond. Room service and private dining is also available at the hotel.

Meanwhile, the property’s bar serves cocktails, champagne and whisky, and afternoon tea is served throughout the day in Cadogan’s tea lounge, which becomes a private residents’ bar in the evenings.

Hugh Seaborn, CEO of Cadogan, commented: “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.”

Price: £39m refurb cost

Price per Key: Refurb cost alone £722,223

THPT Comment: Delighted to see this lovely boutique hotel finally re-opening. No skimping on the refurb cost. More for Belmond in London?

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