NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2018 /CNW/ -- Travelers searching for a new level of luxury in London can look forward to discovering Belmond Cadogan Hotel, opening early 2019. The hotel is celebrating its opening with a special offer available only to guests who reserve their stay through an advisor affiliated with leading global luxury travel network Virtuoso®. Travelers who book from February 1 to April 30, 2019 will receive a guaranteed suite upgrade at the time of their reservation upon availability. After that date, the hotel will provide an upgrade upon arrival if available.
Belmond Cadogan Hotel will also provide the following complimentary advantages on an ongoing basis exclusively for clients of Virtuoso travel advisors:
- Full English breakfast for two daily, served in restaurant
- Personalized welcome note on behalf of the member agency with choice of British amenity
- Guest choice of complimentary lunch or quintessentially English tea for two - set menu by Chef Adam Handling - 2 courses + dessert, includes non-alcoholic beverages
- Bookings for 1 Bedroom Suites and up will also receive a complimentary one-way private transfer, either on arrival or on departure to/from Heathrow, Gatwick or City airport
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Private Changing Suite available for early arrival
"Guests at Belmond Cadogan Hotel will feel as though they have their own exclusive residence in London," says Albert Herrera, Virtuoso's senior vice president of Global Product Partnerships. "All the excitement of this world-class city will be right outside their doorstep, while travelers are tucked inside this intimate and historic property, where understated elegance is coupled with personalized service. This exquisite new hotel will provide a sophisticated retreat for those wishing to relax and recharge."
Belmond Cadogan Hotel will be a 'home away from home' on prestigious Sloane Street, renowned as a luxury shopping enclave. Positioned between chic Chelsea and glamorous Knightsbridge, it offers the best of two of London's most fashionable and artistic neighborhoods. The $48 million project will restore the unique heritage of the magnificent Queen Anne Revival property, dating from 1887, while fully renovating the property in a contemporary style as one of London's most exclusive retreats. Rich details will celebrate and preserve the hotel's heritage, while the design offers a front-row seat to modern London society.
Belmond Cadogan Hotel has long played an integral role in the cultural history of the Kensington and Chelsea area, and it will draw inspiration from the neighborhood's character, offering an elegant meeting place for both guests and the local community. The hotel's legendary connections include pioneering explorer and scientist Sir Hans Sloane, flamboyant writer Oscar Wilde, and actress Lillie Langtry.
The hotel will have 54 rooms, two-thirds of which are suites, some featuring original fireplaces. Each guest will have access to a discreet entrance from 21 Pont Street, so the hotel may be used as a private residence; guests are offered a key so they can come and go quietly. Belmond Cadogan Hotel faces a private garden that guests can visit as an escape in the heart of Chelsea, where they can enjoy a picnic or play tennis. The property also offers a 24-hour fitness suite, spa suite with a range of treatments, and library. Young guests will enjoy dedicated menus, in-room amenities such as bathrobes and games, and family-friendly suggestions from the concierge.
Executive Chef Adam Handling will showcase contemporary British cuisine honoring tradition and local provenance, all with zero waste. Handling has been recognized as a rising culinary star for his exceptional cuisine that marries daring flavors with out-of-the ordinary techniques, creating harmonious dishes. The main restaurant will feature an open kitchen providing a window onto the chef's theatre. The Bar and Terrace, accessed directly from Pont Street, is set to become a local favorite, featuring drinks and lighter bites. The Tea Lounge will offer Handling's specially crafted tea service.
Belmond Cadogan Hotel is the brand's first and only hotel in London, complemented by the brand's existing UK portfolio including the Belmond British Pullman vintage day train based out of London Victoria Station, Belmond Royal Scotsman sleeper train and Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons in Oxfordshire. Guests will be able to enjoy a seamless Belmond experience around the British Isles, a town-and-country package, or a journey on the legendary Venice Simplon Orient Express.
Belmond Cadogan Hotel is the latest luxury property to open with assistance from the highly regarded Virtuoso Preview program, which provides advantages exclusively for clients of affiliated travel advisors. Preview is part of Virtuoso's esteemed Hotels & Resorts Program, encompassing more than 1,300 world-class properties in over 100 countries.
These valuable complimentary benefits at Belmond Cadogan Hotel are only available through Virtuoso, either by booking a stay at www.virtuoso.com or booking with a network-affiliated travel advisor. To find an advisor, visit https://www.virtuoso.com/advisors#.
Virtuoso® is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 1,000 travel agency partners with 17,500 elite travel advisors in 50 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with 1,700 of the world's best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. More than (U.S.) $23.7 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry. For more information, visit www.virtuoso.com.
About Belmond Ltd.
Belmond Ltd. is a global collection of exceptional hotel and luxury travel adventures in some of the world's most inspiring and enriching destinations. Established more than 40 years ago with the acquisition of Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the Company owns and operates 47 unique and distinctive hotel, rail and river cruise experiences in many of the world's most celebrated destinations. From city landmarks to intimate resorts, the collection includes Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg; Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro; Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya; and Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara. Belmond also encompasses safaris, seven luxury tourist trains including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, two river cruises and '21', one of New York's most storied restaurants. belmond.com