Discreet on the outside, dramatic and decadent within, this distinctive Chelsea hotel is formed of four townhouses, with so many corridors and staircases it’s not unusual to find bemused guests wandering in search of their rooms. A member of staff will always be on hand to help, though – the service is exceptional, with concierge Richie Long capable of making the most outlandish request a reality. The entrance has a sense of theatre with its leather and dark wood panelling, mirrored wall and low lighting. The drama continues up the black, portrait-lined staircase to 56 individually decorated bedrooms and suites, some opulent and jewel-coloured, others elegant and feminine. The hotel still has the exclusive feel of the private members’ club it once was, with several sitting rooms to relax in, a terrace, well-stocked library, sophisticated bar and fabulous gilded Mirror Room for small private events.
Take in an exhibition at The Saatchi Gallery, be swept off your feet by the UK’s top orchestras at Cadogan Hall or visit The Royal Hospital Chelsea, home to the iconic Chelsea Pensioners and the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
The restaurant, Hans’ Bar & Grill offers an all-day seasonal menu, rooted in British produce and underpinned by classical cookery skills. The perfect place to relax into Sunday morning breakfast, drop by for a quick superfood salad lunch during the week, or cocktails followed by dinner and more cocktails on Saturday night.
With the world’s top brands and fashion powerhouses such as Prada, Chanel, Tiffany’s and Hermes, as well as Harvey Nichols and Harrods all a short stroll from 11 Cadogan Gardens, you’re spoilt for choice!