Commercial | Hotel
The Mitre, Hampton Court
Despite its stellar location next to the river, with halcyon views of Hampton Court Palace and Bushy Park, The Mitre had become stuck in a tired and unloved cycle of short business stays and low-budget weddings.
We were commissioned to draw out its natural character and reimagine the charm of this Grade-II-listed riverside building in a way that felt authentically connected to its history and location. This created an opportunity to think creatively and sources as locally as possible; we drew on long-standing relationships with UK suppliers, tradespeople, and artisans, such as the west-London based wallpaper manufacturer Ottoline and lampshade maker Rosi de Ruig.
The Mitre’s opening coincided with the pandemic and as lockdown lifted, outdoor spaces had never felt more vital and The Mitre’s plant-filled, waterside orangery and the riverside terrace with its boathouse bar became a magical, intoxicating place steeped in atmosphere where friends and family came together again. The celebratory, fun-loving feel of the design hit exactly the right note and was met with rave reviews in the press.