• A blog by Dexter Moren Associates following the transformation of 2 -10 Harrington Road South Kensington into a luxury boutique hotel.

The Ampersand Hotel selected to join Mr & Mrs Smith

The Ampersand Hotel has been invited to join Mr & Mrs Smith, the luxury hotel collection who seek out stylish hotels and luxe rentals that have a “certain special something”. Bestselling author Kathy Lette provides a glowing review; “It’s a real treat of a hotel, this. There are the quirky design details – winged white … Continue reading

The Ampersand Hotel Wins Design Award

Dexter Moren Associates have scooped the International Design & Architecture Award 2012 for The Ampersand Hotel in the 50 – 200 bed category, beating competition from The Sanctuary Hotel in New York, Syon Park Waldorf Astoria, and the ME Hotel in London by Foster + Partners. The awards celebrate the best in hospitality design and … Continue reading

Interview with The Ampersand Hotel’s Design Team

Our latest post catches up with Dexter Moren Associates’ Interior Design Team with an extract of their Design et al interview below. What direction do you feel hospitality design is moving towards in general terms? Hospitality is generally moving towards a more customised approach. Hoteliers are savvier than ever and attuned to their clients heightened … Continue reading

The Ampersand Hotel welcomes its first guests

The Ampersand Hotel in South Kensington opens its doors to the public following an extensive refurbishment by Dexter Moren Associates. We’ve included a couple of snapshots from our latest visit to site.

Apero Bar and Restaurant – 12 days until opening

The Apero Bar and Restaurant will open in London’s South Kensington in less than two weeks. We’ve included a preview showing the latest photos from site.

Voting Now Open!

Dexter Moren Associates are calling for your votes after the polls opened in The International Hotel and Property Awards. We have been shortlisted in the (Hotel 50-200 room) category for The Ampersand Hotel. Run in association with Design et al magazine and The Design Society, the awards will celebrate the best in hospitality interior design and architecture … Continue reading

The countdown begins…

Headboards are going up and the scaffolding is coming down with less than a month to go until the opening of The Ampersand Hotel. We’ve included a few of the latest images from site.  

The Ampersand Hotel Meeting Rooms

Dexter Moren Associates’ concept for the meeting rooms combines a Victorian sense of resplendence with a contemporary edge. Suitably named The Games Room and The Library, the spaces are intended for meetings, private parties and overspill from Apero bar and restaurant. Overcoming the inherited issues with the dimensions of the rooms was a key feature in the design … Continue reading

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