Belmond has announced plans to renovate The Cadogan Hotel in London under a new management contract.
The luxury travel group has signed a management agreement with Cadogan Estates to operate the hotel in Chelsea, which will close later this month for a US$48 million (GBP28m) investment from its owners.
The property will reopen in summer 2016 as the Belmond Cadogan with new public spaces and 10 less rooms to accommodate 54 junior suites and suites.
Originally built in 1887, the hotel will also have a new gourmet dining restaurant that will open onto Sloane Street and overlook the Cadogan Place Gardens.
“We are very pleased to be working together with Cadogan Estates on what will become one of London’s foremost luxury hotels and to be partnering with an owner who shares our vision for offering authentic and one-of-a-kind luxury travel experiences,” said John Scott, president and CEO of Belmond.
Hugh Seaborn, chief executive of Cadogan Estates added: “The Cadogan has a colorful history – once home to Lillie Langtry where she courted the future King of England and also the location of Oscar Wilde’s infamous arrest – and a wonderful future. With its depth of experience overseeing the sensitive renovation of historic buildings and track record in luxury hospitality, Belmond is the perfect partner for us to preserve The Cadogan’s unique heritage, while evolving the hotel into a luxury retreat for today’s luxury traveller.”