Luxury hotel brand Belmond has confirmed its Sloane Street property The Cadogan will reopen later this year.
The hotel has been closed for refurbishment since 2014, and had originally been due to reopen in 2016.
Works have seen the room count at the hotel reduced to 54 (from 64), and a new restaurant will open out onto Sloane Square, with views of Cadogan Place Gardens.
Belmond also says that “Guests will have access to a private garden offering a tranquil escape in Spring and Summer and during winter the welcoming draw of the fireplaces throughout the hotel will provide a warm embrace”.
The relaunch of The Cadogan is one of several planned openings for the group (formerly known as Orient Express Hotels) this year, including the revamped Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada in Mexico, and the Belmond Cap Juluca in Anguilla.
Built in 1887 in the Queen Anne style, the Sloane Street property was once home to British-American socialite Lillie Langtry, and was also the location for the arrest of playwright Oscar Wilde in 1895.