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.
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
The drawing room adjacent to the reception is to play two key functions – one to act as a lounge to the hotel – and secondly to become a local South Kensington destination serving both exceptional coffee and Bellini cocktails. Our design draws on the beauty of birds. Expressed with playful motifs, fabrics and artwork our … Continue reading
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
Dexter Moren Associate’s design concept draws inspiration from the hotel’s locale, namely from its world class museums in South Kensington which are steeped in Victorian History. The themes of botany, music, ornithology, geometry and astronomy will be brought to life within the hotel paying homage to the Victorian era of knowledge, discovery and exploration, but … Continue reading