The Ampersand Hotel – Connecting Culture & Kensington

the-ampersand-hotel-londonBuilt in 1888, The Ampersand Hotel, independent hotel and part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World™, is one of London’s original Victorian boutique hotels and opens its doors at the end of August 2012.

Located on Harrington Road, this new 111 bedroom destination is just seconds away from South Kensington tube station and on the doorstep of Hyde Park and Knightsbridge. It’s a new home to individually styled bedrooms and balconied suites, splashes of contemporary art, a ground floor patisserie serving coffee and Champagne and a vault for apéritifs. The Ampersand Hotel has won a prestigious The designers,  Dexter Moren Associates, have won the International Design & Architecture Award 2012 for The Ampersand Hotel in the 50 – 200 bed category.

Classic English heritage meets a contemporary interior with restored original Victorian features visible in all areas from the impressive high ceilings to the hauntingly beautiful gargoyles.

The Ampersand Hotel at 10 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3ER

The Ampersand Hotel’s concept is inspired by both the capital’s world-famous cultural district and the iconic ampersand symbol, to illustrate the hotel’s role in connecting its guests to the best of South Kensington.

Bedrooms, Suites & Guest Areas

The Ampersand Hotel Deluxe Studio

The Ampersand Hotel Deluxe Studio

Guests will enter a kaleidoscopic world with a design aesthetic inspired by the surrounding world-famous museums of Natural History, Science and Victoria & Albert, as well as the Royal Albert Hall, all devoted to botany, music, geometry, ornithology and astronomy.

Chandelier at The Ampersand Hotel

The Stunning Contemporary Chandelier that spans the whole height of the five storey staircase. You will not want to take the lift when you see this beautiful light.

These 5 themes are intricately incorporated throughout the hotel, from the 20-metre staircase installation accented with goose feather wing lights to the bespoke upholstery featuring flowers and ferns. The carpets throughout the hotel are deep pile and beautifully designed. Loos on the lower ground floor each have a fragrance theme.

A Third Floor Room with bath for £265 per night plus VAT

A Third Floor Room with roll top bath for £265 per night plus VAT at The Ampersand Hotel

Individually designed guest rooms and public spaces, spread over seven floors, include 5 suites, all of which have their own balcony offering views of London’s iconic skyline.

The Ampersand Hotel, Kensington

Over the Rooftops of Kensington at The Ampersand Hotel, SW7

Dining & Drinking
The hotel has been enhanced by the collaboration of the Gorgeous Group in the creative concept of the Drawing Rooms and Apero.

The Drawing Rooms: Artisanal Coffee, Champagne, Sweet & Savoury Plates

The Ampersand  Hotel Drawing Rooms

The Ampersand Hotel Drawing Rooms

Set on the ground floor of the hotel, overlooking the bustling Harrington Road – this beautiful patisserie lounge is where both hotel guests and local residents and shoppers can enjoy coffee complimented by sweet & savoury pastries, afternoon tea, gorgeous chocolate-dipped Florentines or sip a glass of Ruinart Champagne before dinner. The chairs are comfortable, the atmosphere relaxed and elegant. The staff extremely well-mannered and attentive. Read more about the Drawing Rooms here.

Apero: Mediterranean Aperitivo revived in seductive underground vault

Chef Chris Golding at The Ampersand Hotel

Chef Chris Golding at The Ampersand Hotel

The Ampersand Apero

The Ampersand Apero

Enter the dramatic arena of The Ampersand Hotel’s lower ground floor to experience the neighbourhood feel of Apero –  a taste of the Mediterranean with cocktails inspired by the tradition of the aperitivo hour. Created using boutique spirits, the cocktails are designed to complement the playful small plates inspired by modern Mediterranean. If the occasion requires greater privacy, the leather banquettes in the snug offer a discreet space for up to six people, which can even be curtained off by opulent drapes. To book a table please call +44 020 7591 4410.

Private Dining and Events

The Ampersand Function Room

The Ampersand Function Room

The Ampersand Hotel has several meeting rooms, which are available for events and parties, including an impressive private dining room.

Health and Fitness
The fully equipped gym features the latest Technogym equipment, and personal trainers and yoga instructors are available on request.

Room Rates
Superior rooms start from £200 + VAT per room per night. Balconied suites start from £385 + VAT. Both rates are inclusive of breakfast.

Hotel Address & Reservations
The Ampersand Hotel, 10 Harrington Road, South Kensington, SW7 3ER
Telephone 020 7589 5895
Fax 020 7589 5511

Opening 29th August 2012

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Read a review from The Telegraph here 


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