Ampersand Hotel set to open in London

By Paul Joseph

With a large proportion of London busy hosting the world’s greatest sporting carnival, preparations are also underfoot for the opening of a new luxury boutique hotel in the UK capital later this month.

Located in London’s well-heeled district of South Kensington, the Ampersand Hotel is housed in a late-19th century building and has been influenced by the numerous famous museums close by, incorporating aspects of botany, music, geometry, ornithology and astronomy into its design.

Throughout the 111-room hotel are everyday objects with an intriguing provenence,  including a 20-foot staircase installation accented with goose feather wings and the flower- and fern-patterned upholstery.

Guests wanting panoramic views can book into one of the Ampersand’s five suites with private balconies, whilst on the ground floor coffee and pastries are served throughout the day in a classically-designed English drawing room.

Away from the hotel itself, in addition to museums some of the city’s most popular landmarks and places of interest, including Hyde Park and the Royal Albert Hall, are just moments away.

The Ampersand Hotel officially opens its doors to the public on 29 August.

By Paul Joseph