11 Cadogan Gardens, part of Iconic Luxury Hotels, has become the only Relais & Châteaux hotel in London, following in the footsteps of its sister property, Chewton Glen.
The luxury hotel in Chelsea, home to 56 bedrooms and new Hans’ Bar & Grill restaurant, is the third member in the Iconic Luxury Hotels portfolio to join the global association, alongside Cliveden House.
Chewton Glen was the first hotel in the UK to join Relais & Châteaux in 1971.
Speaking on 11 Cadogan Gardens joining R&C, Andrew Stembridge, executive director at Iconic Luxury Hotels, said it was ‘amazing’ to see the hotel become the association’s only London hotel.
“We are proud that 11 Cadogan Gardens has been welcomed into the Relais & Châteaux family and has become the association’s only London hotel,” he says.
“A quintessential British building, the property is exquisitely designed and offers impeccable service – both pillars that stay true to the ethos of Relais & Châteaux. It’s amazing to see the hotel now standing amongst the world’s finest hotels and restaurants.”
Philippe Gombert, president of Relais & Châteaux said: “We are very happy to count 11 Cadogan Gardens as a member of our family. This is a perfect example of what Relais & Châteaux is: properties anchored in their region, ambassadors of their heritage, but also passionate about their craft. The hotel is perfectly located and will offer a delicious immersion into London for our guests.”
In October, Luke Phillips joined 11 Cadogan Gardens as head chef after eight and a half years at Chewton Glen.
Relais & Châteaux is a global fellowship of individually owned and operated luxury hotels and restaurants, with 580 members in 60+ countries around the world.