Currently closed for a long overdue general restoration, this historic property, dating from 1887, opens in 2017 fully renovated and reconceptualised. Its 54 rooms and suites and gourmet restaurant will reflect the hotel’s rich heritage, creating a stylish retreat for visitors to what is one of the world’s most exclusive and luxurious shopping enclaves.
Built in Queen Anne style, Belmond Cadogan Hotel has long played an integral role in the social history of the Kensington and Chelsea area. The US$48 million project will draw inspiration from the neighbourhood’s rich character, offering an elegant meeting place for both international visitors and the local community.
All rooms and suites recall their flirtations with some of London society’s most pivotal figures.
For it was here that England’s future King, Edward, would liaise with close friend Lillie Langtry, the famous British actress. And here that playwright and society figure Oscar Wilde sipped hock and awaited his arrest in room 118.