Bringing a fresh dose of sleekness to Chelsea’s pretty streets, Belmond Cadogan Hotel is now open following a multi-million-pound historic renovation. 75 Sloane Street, an address rich in history and heritage, has played host to socialites, artists and aristocrats throughout history. Now, the stage is set for a new ‘cast’ of guests to play their part.

A building brimming with stories, Belmond Cadogan Hotel’s past is filled with glamour, intrigue and plenty of socialising. From literary gatherings to curated art collections, the next ‘act’ of this legendary hotel promises an enriching retreat in London’s most covetable neighbourhood.

Celebrating British culture, design and quirky eccentricity, the hotel’s 54 rooms and suites provide a stylish retreat in the heart of the city, with spacious rooms that are a little ‘house’ in themselves.

Many offer sweeping views over Cadogan Place Gardens, as well as spacious living rooms with working fireplaces and dining areas.

There’s also large bathrooms to discover with deep freestanding baths 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 handknitted tea cosies to keep the tea piping hot.

The past is interwoven with the present here – you’ll find commissioned modern art and bespoke, handcrafted furnishings amongst antique artefacts.

Marvel at 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.

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 whilst a series of literary gatherings is also planned to take place throughout the year.

No five-star hotel could be complete with accompanying culinary perfection. Chef Patron, Adam Handling, serves up traditional ‘Best of British’ dishes using modern recipes at the destination dining room, Adam Handling, Chelsea. What’s more, everything will have a sustainable edge.

Foodies can enjoy the open kitchen with chefs’ tables and ‘bar’ seating showcasing the talented chefs at work as they add the final flourishes to the theatrical dishes such as Highland Wagyu Beef with short rib and butter-poached King Crab.

Hugh Seaborn, CEO of Cadogan comments, “The Cadogan Hotel has a colourful history – and a wonderful future. Belmond is the perfect partner for us to preserve its unique heritage and character, while evolving into a true retreat for today’s luxury traveller and ‘home from home’ for locals.

It fits perfectly with Sloane Street’s international cachet and our vision and strategy for ensuring it becomes the most exclusive and luxurious shopping street in the world, while celebrating the eccentricity, creativity and beauty of the surrounding neighbourhood.”

Open now. Deluxe rooms at Belmond Cadogan Hotel, London start from $620 / £470 per night based on two people sharing. To find out more, please visit www.belmond.com/belmond-cadogan-hotel/.