Already panicking about pulling off the perfect Valentine’s Day? The Ampersand Hotel, South Kensington, is inviting guests to personalise their pillows for the ultimate romantic stay. Guests can also enjoy Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea in the beautiful setting of The Drawing Rooms, as well as cocktails and modern Mediterranean sharing plates in the hotel’s atmospheric vaulted restaurant, Apero.
A THOUGHTFUL KEEPSAKE
Imagine your loved one’s surprise as they discover our plump pillows decorated with their moniker! Guests simply need to share the names, messages or images they’d like to include, and The Ampersand Hotel will then print these onto two of their crisp white pillowcases. Whether you include a term of endearment, a favourite photograph, or simply ‘My side’ and ‘Your side’, it’s a memorable gift that’s sure to impress. Those feeling brave might even want to include the ultimate romantic dictum; ‘Will you marry me?’ Guests are encouraged to take their pillowcases home with them; a lovely memento of their stay in South Kensington.
BETTER THAN A BUNCH OF FLOWERS
Those looking for the wow-factor should book a Deluxe Studio; brimming with botanical references, it comes complete with king size bed, freestanding bath and stunning views of London. It’s the little things that make all the difference, and The Ampersand Hotel ensures you enjoy these special touches throughout your stay; from the complimentary Wi-Fi and soft drinks mini bar to the Miller Harris toiletries in all guest rooms.
SWEETS FOR MY SWEET
Pastry chef Ji Sun Shin’s Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea is the perfect indulgent treat, with freshly cooked white chocolate heart shaped scones, savoury gourgeres and a selection of sweet pastries inspired by this romantic holiday. Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea £32.50 per person or £45.00 with a glass of Champagne. Available from 7-15 February 2015.
SHARING MENU AT APERO
Neighbourhood brasserie Apero is nestled in the vaulted cellars of The Ampersand Hotel, providing a discreet and intimate dining backdrop. Kick off the evening sipping cocktails at Apero’s slick bar, and then tuck into Head Chef Chris Golding’s sharing menu, with signature dishes including queen scallops baked with seaweed butter and burrata, honey and truffle. Be sure to save space for the decadent hot chocolate fondant, with honey toffee, rosemary ice cream and pine nut crunch. Sharing Menu £32 per person.
THE AMPERSAND HOTEL
The Ampersand Hotel’s unique concept is inspired by the capital’s renowned cultural district, including the 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. These 5 themes are intricately incorporated throughout The Ampersand Hotel.