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.

Download The Ampersand Hotel Brochure

The Ampersand Hotel has launched a new online brochure which captures the hotel’s brand essence, design concept and amenities. Click here to download.

The Ampersand Hotel joins Small luxury Hotels of the World

The Ampersand Hotel has been invited to join the prestigious Small luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), the exclusive brand which is synonymous with quality and has an unrivalled collection of over 520 independent hotels in more than 70 countries.

The Ampersand Hotel launches new website

The Ampersand Hotel has unveiled its new website, created by John Henry Productions and designed in collaboration with Goosebumps branding agency. The website portrays The Ampersand Hotel’s new visual identity and enables guests to access a variety of information on the hotel’s services and amenities, including knowledge of the local area.

Facade design finalised

Images have been released of the hotel’s new facade. A subtle dove grey will replace the traditional red, highlighting the new Ampersand Hotel branding, providing a fresh and contemporary look.

Recreating balustrade mouldings

Several of the traditional Victorian balustrades were damaged prior to the renovation process, requiring them to be recreated using detailed mouldings. This involved a high level of attention to detail to ensure a synonymous finish with the original design.

The Lobby & Reception

Restoring the grandeur to the hotel entrance was a key influence in the design of the lobby. A bespoke Ingo Maurer chandelier has been designed to respond to the form of the staircase creating a dramatic ceiling to floor statement on arrival. The sculpture features naked light bulbs accented with goose feather wings and metal detailing. … Continue reading

Apero Bar & Restaurant

The lower ground realm offers a bar, restaurant and private dining room. From street level, guests will enter into a cool palette of pre-cast cement panels and brass-mesh stair case. A 5m tall cabinet of curiosities will guide you from the top timber tread to the high contrast, tessellated floor. Featured through, are reclaimed timber … Continue reading

The Corridors

The concept for the corridor will provide a Victorian inspired journey linking the different concepts and spaces together. Subtle wallpaper graphics will reference the five themes of botany, music, ornithology, geometry and astronomy. The bespoke graphics will show highly detailed illustrations such as an annotated peacock skeleton. Lift lobby’s will feature vintage collectables set behind glass referencing museum … Continue reading

The Bedroom Concept

Our brief for the bedrooms was to explore options to accommodate both the business and leisure traveller. Several of the rooms feature beautiful bay windows and we looked at including either a free standing roll top bath or drawing table accordingly. Oversized bed heads provide proportion to the high ceiling and compliments the detailed cornicing … Continue reading

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