Belmond announced it will take over management of the 64-guestroom The Cadogan hotel located in London. The historic hotel will be managed in accordance with a third-party agreement with Cadogan Estates.
The building of the hotel was constructed in 1887, so the hotel features Queen Anne style. The beautiful building will undergo a US$48 million restoration before it will be rebranded by Belmond. The hotel concept will be changed as well. It is reported that all furniture will be replaced and public areas will be completely changed. Belmond Cadogan (that is the new name after reopening) will have 54 guestrooms instead of 64 because junior suites and suites will be bigger in size. Redesigning of the hotel will be made by the London branch of GA Design International that will be responsible for interior design. As the building of the hotel was home to many famous people, it was decided to keep the original atmosphere and design of the hotel. The Cadogan was home to Lillie Langtry and it was the place where she was meeting with the future King of England. Later, it was this hotel where Oscar Wilde was arrested. Belmond has experience in managing historic hotels, so it will renew Cadogan, maintaining its unique heritage and making this luxury hotel a great destination for most demanding visitors.