The September issue of Boutique Hotelier is now available to read online, featuring the Signet Collection’s Hector Ross and Ronnie Kimbugwe as cover stars.
Ross and Kimbugwe this month have opened The Mitre in Hampton Court, marking the launch of a new hotel collection that is bidding to grow to five properties within the next six years.
Ross, the former COO of Longshot Holdings, the company behind luxury hotel Beaverbrook and ex-Gordon Ramsay chef Kimbugwe, have joined forces to create the new concept, based on exceptional food, exciting interiors and strong links to history and heritage.
Also part of the edition is Hampton Manor, a luxury restaurant with rooms run by James and Fjona Hill, an ambitious couple who, after ten years of strong trade, are pivoting the business to focus on more experiential packages.
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