An iconic London hotel is set to reopen in early 2019 after a $48 million renovation. Located in the heart of Chelsea, the Cadogan Hotel was a hub for London’s elite during its prime in the late 1800s, including poet Oscar Wilde, who periodically resided here. Wilde was famously arrested at the hotel in 1895 after losing a court case against the Marquess of Queensberry.
The revamped Belmond Cadogan Hotel will include many design details from the 19th-century, including stained glass windows, original fireplaces and wood panels. The 57 rooms also draws inspiration from the building’s distinctive heritage, mixing a classic British aesthetic with more modern touches. The luxe facilities include a landscaped garden with tennis courts, as well as a spa, fitness centre, restaurant and library (which we can only assume will be stocked with some of Wilde’s works).