With a storied past full of glamour, intrigue and at times, scandal, Belmond Cadogan Hotel now opens to celebrate British culture, design and quirky eccentricity in Chelsea, London's most stylish neighborhood. The hotel offers private access through through 21 Pont Street and a key to Cadogan Place Gardens, perfect to unwind with a hotel picnic or a game of tennis.
The scene is set for a dramatic entrance through the grand doors off Sloane Street, past the roaring fireplace and up the sweeping staircase, through the bronze cast of 600 books. In-room private libraries have been curated by family owned Chelsea bookshop, John Sandoe. Guests can pre-order their favorite edition and a series of literary gatherings is planned to take place throughout the year. The hotel opens with over 400 pieces of original artworks 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.
There are 54 spacious rooms and suites, many have views over Cadogan Place Gardens and offer working fireplaces and dining areas as well as large bathrooms and a specially designed champagne and book holder for some ‘me time’. Handcrafted in-room bars feature cocktails by Adam Handling and bespoke designed tea sets with traditional hand-knitted tea cosies.