As event professionals, we really do have the best job in the world and we experienced a reminder of this at our recent event at 11 Cadogan Gardens which is part of the amazing Iconic Luxury Hotels. Located in the heart of Chelsea surrounded by department stores, restaurants, bars, and local shops the hotel has a friendly, homely, and welcoming vibe in a fantastic location.
Upon entering the hotel, you do feel right at home with a beautiful library room which is perfect for a small and informal senior decision-makers meeting; a cozy bar that can be hired exclusively, and a lounge that leads onto an outside terrace – we now know how important outside space is – and also on the same floor is the most beautiful room where we held a champagne reception for our members before a show around the hotel. The Mirror Room is absolutely gorgeous, the space can hold up to 15 people for a drinks reception or smaller numbers for a super intimate dinner. The space also interconnects with a suite. Full details of the event spaces can be found here.
After seeing all the spaces within the hotel, we also explored the stunning bedrooms within the hotel – 34 bedrooms, 22 suites, and the newly opened 6 apartments (a short stroll away) – which are all unique in their own way. The newly opened 6 apartments are a great option if you have delegates or employees that are staying for a longer stay and want a more homely feel for their stay but with the amenities of a hotel. The apartments vary in size and are all beautifully decorated with all the mod cons you need. The apartments would also be a great idea for a board room meeting or a team away day where you are looking for a more relaxed feel for a small group.
A showcase, champagne reception, and lots of chats/laughs later we made our way to the Wine Room which is a semi-private area within the restaurant that can be closed off completely with curtains so you still hear the buzz of the restaurant but experience a private area. We enjoyed a delicious three-course dinner, excellent service, and as always amazing company with our members and hosts.
The hotel may look small but trust us it is a mighty powerful hotel with plenty of opportunities for events here from private dining experiences, drinks receptions, board meetings etc. We highly recommend a site visit to this gem of a hotel in the heart of Chelsea, reach out to Lisa to arrange.