Wraps come off Belmond Cadogan Hotel

New Chelsea landmark for ultra-luxe brand

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Belmond has this month introduced its newest luxury dwelling in London, with the opening of the 54-room and -suite Belmond Cadogan Hotel. Its debut follows a multi-million-pound renovation.

A stylish retreat in the heart of the city, its spacious rooms are a little ‘house’ in themselves: many have views over Cadogan Place Gardens, and offer spacious living rooms with working fireplaces and dining areas as well as large bathrooms with deep, freestanding baths and a specially designed champagne and book holder. Handcrafted, in-room bars feature cocktails by Adam Handling and bespoke tea sets with traditional handknitted tea cosies.

With private access to the hotel through 21 Pont Street and a key to Cadogan Place Gardens, guests of the hotel can truly feel like a Chelsea resident. The enchanting gardens are tucked away from the busy city streets, providing the perfect spot to unwind with a hotel picnic or a game of tennis.

The hotel concierge offers local knowledge with access to all the cultural hot spots. Get inside tips on the best local pubs and restaurants, which are truly Chelsea intuitions, or for a quirky experience that is unique to Belmond Cadogan Hotel, take a coffee with a London cabbie at one of the few remaining original Cabbie Shelters, opposite the hotel.

Chelsea is a hive of artistic endeavour; it is home to major institutions of contemporary theatre, art and music, and Belmond Cadogan Hotel will embrace this cultural enclave of London with events and activities throughout the seasons. The hotel opens with over 400 pieces of original artwork by predominately British artists, including a painting by Simon Casson, taking pride of place in the hotel lobby and depicting the history of Cadogan Estates.

Five female British Artists have been commissioned to create statement artwork in the guest rooms, inspired by the botanicals in the private gardens. In-room private libraries have been curated by family-owned Chelsea bookshop, John Sandoe. Guests can pre-order their favourite edition, and a series of literary gatherings is planned to take place throughout the year.

Best of British food is served throughout the hotel by Chef Patron, Adam Handling, including room service and private dining as well as the fine dining at Adam Handling, Chelsea.

Deluxe rooms at Belmond Cadogan Hotel, London start from £470 (approx AU$880)  per night based on two people sharing. This includes daily breakfast in Adam Handling Chelsea restaurant, exclusive access to Cadogan Place Gardens and use of the tennis court.

For more information and bookings, visit www.belmond.com/belmond-cadogan-hotel/.

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