06.12.13 Dexter Moren Associates win at Construction Marketing Awards 2013
Dexter Moren Associates are delighted to have been recognised at the Construction Marketing Awards as winners for Best Professional Services Marketing. Speaking about our submission, the judges said “the quality of strategic thinking was very high. An excellent joined-up campaign with clear objectives, excellent results and a practical, focused approach.” Now in its 13th year, the CMA awards are organised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Construction Group (CIMCIG) and recognise creativity, innovation and effectiveness in companies marketing & business development strategies.
05.12.13 Richmond Hill Hotel refurbishment gets underway with completion of sample room
The first stage of Dexter Moren Associates’ refurbishment to the Richmond Hill hotel has been realised with the completion of a model room. With efficient space utilisation at the core of this project our Interior Design team have harnessed the opportunity of re-designing guestrooms to create better spatial perception without unnecessary demolition. This has been achieved through the use of joinery & glass partitions to demarcate bath & bedroom spaces without the need for partition walls. The quality of each guestroom has been further improved through the enclosing of small balconies to create feature internal bays which can accommodate desks. Referencing the concept for Richmond Hill, interior designer Savita Kalia said “We wanted to reflect the countryside come to life in the city. We have incorporated playful features such as a modern stag graphic as well as minimalist forms to represent city life”. DMA are completing the Richmond Hill Hotel refurbishment for Kew Green Hotels.
25.11.13 Design for Wembley hotel submitted into planning
Looking at ways to add value to our clients’ developments by efficient spatial planning and maximising the number of rooms is one of our core skills as specialist hotel architects. Working with Euro Hotel Group, DMA have submitted plans to Brent Council for the development of a hotel on the High Road Wembley. Our proposal looks to extend and reconfigure the existing “Valiant House” to create a hotel with 116 bedrooms with basement and ground floor public areas. A three storey contemporary box has been introduced to sit above the existing red brick building which steps down to the rear of the site where a lower extension adheres to the more domestic street scene. The whole is clad in high pressure laminate coloured to enhance the red brick of the existing structure while large windows and brightly coloured deep reveals add a sense of play. Internally the layouts have been carefully considered to best utilise the existing plan and extend in a sensitive and informed manner creating a flow of space that offers a practical solution that both maximises accommodation on the site and adheres to planning constraints.
21.11.13 Holiday Inn Camden features in Hospitality Interiors
Positioned a stone’s throw from Dexter Moren Associates’ Camden office, our hotel specialist interior design team have completed a comprehensive refurbishment to the public spaces of Holiday Inn London Camden Lock. It becomes the second hotel in Europe to feature the InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) progressive Open Lobby concept, combining the front desk, lobby, restaurant, bar, lounge and business centre into one cohesive space. The design has been developed as a response to how people use space within their home environment. DMA’s concept takes inspiration from the local context, subtly referencing Camden’s lively markets and atmospheric music venues. It is a casual and inviting space designed to make all guests feel welcome. Read the full article here.
12.11.13 Doll’s House auction at Bonham’s raises money for KIDS Charity
‘A Dolls’ House’ project, initiated by Martyn Evans Creative Director of Cathedral Group, for disabled children’s charity KIDS, came to a fantastic end last night at Bonhams with over £86,000 raised for the charity. Dexter Moren Associates were delighted to be involved with the project, showcasing our creation alongside some of the country’s leading architects, designers & artists for the most deserving of causes. A big thank you to the teams at Cathedral Group & Quatro PR among others for their generous help throughout. DMA’s dolls’ house creation, the ‘Haptic House’, contributed £1,400 to the money raised on the night. Well done to everyone involved!
07.11.13 DMA shortlisted for Construction Marketing Award
Dexter Moren Associates are delighted to be shortlisted at this year’s Construction Marketing Awards in the category for Best Professional Services Marketing Campaign. The awards recognise excellence in construction marketing and business development.
06.11.13 Images released of FC Spartak Stadium Hospitality Interiors
As construction continues on the Otkrytie Arena’s facade and entrance pavilions, Dexter Moren Associates have released the first images and details of the interiors concept for the Arena’s food & beverage model and hospitality suites. All areas have been infused with the Club’s identity, celebrating the fan experience and paving the way for the Arena to feature as a key venue in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. To read more about the design concept click here.
05.11.13 The Ampersand Hotel wins World Luxury Hotel Award
The Ampersand Hotel by Dexter Moren Associates is the UK Winner in the Luxury Design Hotel category at the World Luxury Hotel Awards. The award is the latest in a series of accolades received by the hotel recognising the extra steps taken to provide its guests with an outstanding experience. See photos of this multi-award winning project on the Dexter Moren Associates Pinterest board here.
16.10.13 InterContinental London Westminster wins Business Traveller award
The InterContinental London Westminster has been voted the Best New Business Hotel by readers of Business Traveller magazine. The awards are widely recognised as the market’s benchmark for excellence. Read about InterContinental London Westminster’s conversion from former government building to luxury hotel here.
15.10.13 The Ampersand Hotel named ‘Hot New Hotel’ by TripAdvisor
Ranked in the top 10 of Hot New Hotels in the world, The Ampersand Hotel South Kensington has been recognised by TripAdvisor for making lasting impressions on its guests since opening last year. TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, commended 33 hotels in 18 countries worldwide based on the high ratings and reviews from travellers. Find out about Dexter Moren Associates’ design concept for The Ampersand Hotel here.
18.09.13 DMA win at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards
The Apero Bar & Restaurant, by Dexter Moren Associates, was the Overall Winner in the ‘Restaurant or bar in a heritage building’ category at the 2013 RABD Awards. Located in the Victorian cellar of The Ampersand Hotel, Apero was designed to stand apart from the hotel with a series of flexible zones. The restaurant is able to accommodate breakfast for hotel guests, whilst transforming into a popular restaurant & cocktail bar in the day & evening. Read more about the project here.
12.09.13 Adding a hospitality edge to Jones Lang LaSalle’s new London office
Jones Lang LaSalle wanted to take a different approach in the design of their new head office in the City of London. Dexter Moren Associates’ interiors team, appointed for our expertise in hospitality design, created a striking reception and breakout area similar to that of a hotel’s executive lounge, providing luxury in a professional context. The design delivers a fresh interpretation of JLL’s key brand components whilst retaining the corporate colour palette synonymous with the company.
11.09.13 Urban Villa Aparthotel submitted into planning
Dexter Moren Associates have submitted plans to Tower Hamlets for a new 220-bed boutique hotel to be built on Whitechapel Road. The project will be the flagship for Urban Villa, a design led ‘extended stay’ hotel with ambitious plans to roll out across the UK. The Urban Villa concept combines the spacious qualities of four star luxury hotel rooms with an edgy, Manhattan loft interior style. As well as boasting some spectacular roof terraces the Whitechapel hotel will host a roof top restaurant. The project is a joint venture between Union Hanover Securities & Southern Grove, with design developed in partnership with Grzywinksi+Pons.
29.08.13 DMA to design Dolls House for Cathedral Group & KIDS
Dexter Moren Associates are delighted to be one of 20 architects invited to design a dolls’ house as part of a charity project initiated by developer Cathedral Group PLC. Inspired by Sir Edwin Lutyen’s magnificent 1922 dolls’ house for Queen Mary, each architect will design and build a house for the 21st Century which includes a unique feature that makes life easier for a child with a disability. The dolls’ houses will be exhibited publicly at Bonhams in November 2013 and auctioned at a high profile evening event in support of KIDS – a UK charity supporting disabled children, young people and their families. www.adollshouse.co.uk
20.08.13 The Ampersand & Great Northern Hotels shortlisted
The Ampersand Hotel is shortlisted in the ‘Opening of the Year (Renovation or Conversion)’ category at the European Hospitality Awards 2013, as well as featuring as a finalist in the Architecture of the Year category for ‘Conversion and/or Extension of an Existing Hotel Building’ at the European Hotel Design Awards 2013. Also a finalist for this award is The Great Northern Hotel, with The Drawing Rooms at The Ampersand Hotel shortlisted in the Interior Design of the Year category for ‘Cafe or All Day Dining’. The winners will be announced at separate ceremonies both to be held in London during November.
08.08.13 New Holland Photojournalism Award
DMA’s Federico Redin has been announced as the winner in the amateur category for the New Holland Photojournalism Award. His photo depicts life in the Uruguayan countryside and saw off competition from almost 3000 entries. Fede’s photo will feature alongside 35 other photographs in an exhibition travelling through the countries of South America (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile). For more info on the awards click here, or to see more of Fede’s work visit his website.
12.07.13 Great Northern Hotel Commended at the NLA Awards
The Great Northern Hotel, N1 was Commended in the Hotels category of the New London Architecture Awards, winners were revealed at the NLA Annual Lunch on 11 July 2013.
01.07.13 Creating Places People Want to Stay
This exhibition by Dexter Moren Associates explores how hotel design, creating spaces that people enjoy spending time in, can be translated into different environments and sectors. The London hotel scene is booming – never has it been so dynamic or diverse. Notably the growth in social media has made design more accessible than ever before. As guests are more informed and knowledgeable about design, hoteliers are looking to provide differentiated experiences. We’re seeing a shift from traditional hotel offerings to spaces which create character and uniqueness by drawing on a buildings historical context or local neighbourhood.
Private View 3rd July. Exhibition runs 4th July – 1st August 2013. NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, WC1E 7BT. Click here for further information.
28.06.13 Second Holiday Inn to feature “open lobby” completes
Holiday Inn London Camden Lock has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment to the public spaces and is the second hotel in Europe to trial the “open lobby concept”. The public areas create a welcoming experience for guests, transforming the traditional hotel lobby format by combining the front desk, lobby, bar, lounge area and business centre into one open, cohesive space. Click to see images of the end result.
25.06.13 Restaurant & Bar Design Award shortlist
The shortlist for the 2013 Restaurant & Bar design awards has been announced. Dexter Moren Associates are delighted to have two projects recognised – Apero Bar & Restaurant in South Kensington and The Drawing Rooms at The Ampersand Hotel. The awards celebrate the best food and beverage spaces from around the globe, in all types of environments including hotels, transport, business, culture, leisure and retail. The winners will be announced during a ceremony at London’s Farmiloe Building on 12th September 2013.
15.06.13 Great Northern Hotel opens in Kings Cross
Appointed as lead architects by RAM, Dexter Moren Associates have been responsible for sensitively reinstating this iconic hotel. The newly opened hotel features 91 rooms, a bar and restaurant, and provides a new ground level link to allow people to walk between Kings Cross and St Pancras Stations.
11.06.13 Great Northern Hotel shortlisted for NLA Award
Appointed as Lead Architects by RAM Group, Dexter Moren Associates are delighted to be shortlisted for The Great Northern Hotel, N1 in the Hotel category of the New London Architecture Awards. Winners will be announced at NLA’s Annual Lunch at the Guildhall on Thursday 11 July.
17.04.13 Guests mingle at The Ampersand Hotel Property Network Event
On Monday night, Dexter Moren Associates with Bradbrook Consulting and FF&E procurement specialists F2E, hosted the Hotel Property Network at The Ampersand Hotel. Guests active in the design, development and investment of hotels mingled whilst enjoying canapes and vino in The Games Room. A display of before and after photos showed just how extensive the transformation of the hotel has been. Since opening late last year The Ampersand Hotel has received significant press attention, is rated as one of London’s top hotels on Trip advisor and has won the International Hotel & Property Design Award in the 50-200 bed category. Click here to see photos from the event.
15.04.13 Green Light for new Family Homes in Earls Court
The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham has granted planning consent to Favorwell Ltd, an associate company of Cockpit International, an international real-estate developer based in Singapore, for Dexter Moren Associates design of nine family-sized townhouses on Lillie Road, Earl’s Court.
This is a rare example of a development which provides new spacious family homes in the heart of London that also have the benefit of private outdoor space and off-street parking. The project was designed to support the Council’s intent to deliver more housing suitable for families. Planning success was also enhanced by the positive consultation process undertaken with local neighbours.
12.04.13 Holiday Inn Camden refurbishment kicks off
Positioned a stone throw from Dexter Moren Associates Camden office, our hotel specialist interior design team have been working with 4C & Redefine on a comprehensive refurbishment to the public spaces and bedrooms for the Holiday Inn Camden.
28.03.13 Hot off the press – DMA review in Sleeper Magazine
In Sleeper Magazine’s latest issue, deputy editor Catherine Martin writes about Dexter Moren Associates’ projects and plans for the future. Click hear to read the full article.
27.03.13 Bedford Council approve riverside hotel
DMA’s plans for a 100 bedroom hotel along the Great Ouse River have been approved by Bedford Council. The hotel for developer Coplan Estates frames a new public square leading from the river offering uninterrupted waterfront views from every bedroom and public areas in both eastern and western directions.
12.02.13 Plans approved for a new hotel in the heart of Wembley
Brent Council planning committee has approved our plans for a new hotel in the heart of Wembley town centre, only moments away from the iconic Wembley Stadium. The project for Euro Hotels Group entails the conversion of the former Valiant House, a three storey disused office building into a 51 bed hotel. The internal core will be reconfigured to allow for double & family sized rooms as well as the necessary upgrade of services. The redesigned entrance provides a welcoming & accessible reception and lounge area with interiors facing onto the High Road to create an active street frontage.
15.01.13 Green Light for serviced apartments
Dexter Moren Associates have secured planning on behalf of Empyrean Developments for 27 serviced apartments on Bounds Green Road, Haringey. The scheme focuses on the refurbishment and conversion of an original Victorian building, roof replacement and the addition of a full-height four storey rear extension.
12.12.12 InterContinental London Westminster opens its doors
InterContinental London Westminster has opened its doors in the heart of Westminster. The extensive redevelopment has been led by award winning architects & interior designers Dexter Moren Associates, converting Queen Anne’s Chambers, a former government building, into a luxury hotel.
15.11.12 Dexter’s Mo Bros
Staff at Dexter Moren Associates will be sporting their finest moustaches this month as part of the nationwide Movember campaign, helping to raise funds and awareness of prostate and testicular cancer.
29.10.12 NLA Housing London
New London Architecture’s latest exhibition will tackle the Housing sector, taking a look at how well the capital is keeping up with its targets, who is delivering new homes, funding and policy context, and new and imaginative ideas for designing and delivering homes. A selection of Dexter Moren Associates’ residential projects will be on show. Housing London Exhibition 31 October – 21 December, NLA , 26 Store Street WC1E 7BT.
24.10.12 Two Boroughs, One Building
DMA have worked strategically to help our client achieve planning consent for the development of a new commercial building at 23 – 25 Pensbury Place. The site straddles both Wandsworth and Lambeth Boroughs, requiring separate applications and a creative approach to overcome their differing policies. The new combined development of 1258sqm covers four stories and will house a warehouse on the ground floor and offices above. Building materials include dark horizontal and vertical fibre cement panels, contrasted against brightly coloured ground floor doors.
02.10.12 DMA branch into sports design with first stadium project in Russia
Dexter Moren Associates have secured their first sports project in Russia for FC Spartak Moscow. Set to become a new home for the football club it will also serve as a key venue for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. DMA’s facade design will provide a state of the art stadium that reflects the tradition and history of Moscow’s national football club. read more »
01.10.12 The Ampersand Hotel wins design award
Dexter Moren Associates have scooped the International Design & Architecture Award 2012 for The Ampersand Hotel in the 50 – 200 bed category, beating competition from The Sanctuary Hotel in New York, Syon Park Waldorf Astoria, and the ME Hotel in London by Foster + Partners. The awards celebrate the best in hospitality design and attract entries from across the globe.
20.09.12 Family housing proposed for Earls Court
Dexter Moren Associates have submitted plans into the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham on behalf of Favour Well Ltd to redevelop the brownfield site at 39-45 Lillie Road Earls Court into nine family dwellings. Designed as a hybrid between a traditional London terrace and courtyard mews house, DMA’s proposal gives it a contemporary edge with the inclusion of split level terraces and extensive glazing to the internal courtyard facades to create bright living spaces with outdoor amenity at all levels.
11.09.12 Dexter Moren Associates shortlisted for Design Award
Building Design’s annual Architect of the Year Awards celebrate the best British architects and are distinguished from other architectural awards by virtue of honouring overall achievement within a particular sector. Dexter Moren Associates are delighted to be shortlisted in the Interior Architect category. Further details about the awards can be found here.
28.08.12 Premier Inn Dalston secures planning
DMA’s plans for a six floor hotel on an empty site at 25-27 Dalston Lane E8 3DF have been approved by Hackney Council. The Premier Inn hotel will have 90 bedrooms with a ground level bar & restaurant. The building features brick facades, with dark grey and light grey, intended to articulate the two buildings.
20.08.12 Resi 2012 Conference
What are the future trends in resi development? How can site values be maximised by taking a different approach to design and branding? Dexter Moren Associates’ residential team will be hosting a round table luncheon to discuss high-end resi developments in London with a particular focus on debating synergies between residential design and lifestyle & hotel brands. If you would like to find out more please contact Iwona Hampson.
27.07.12 Focus/12 speaker line up to include Dexter Moren
Sleeper magazine will be hosting a professional practice seminar at Focus/12 examining London’s new hotels. Dexter Moren has been invited to discuss cutting edge hotel design in London as part of the ‘Capital Ideas – London’s new hotels lead the way by design’ panel chaired by Guy Dittrich. Monday 24 September 2012 at the Chelsea Harbour Design Centre. For more information click here.
23.07.12 The Ampersand Hotel shortlisted for design award
The Ampersand Hotel by Dexter Moren Associates has been shortlisted in The International Hotel & Property Awards 2012. The Awards are run in association with Design et al magazine and The Design Society.
18.07.12 Comfort Inn Victoria : Refurbishment complete
Comfort Inn Victoria has undergone a major refurbishment to include the reception lobby, corridors, public areas and breakfast rooms. The client brief detailed the need to inject a chic and trendy feel to the overall scheme. Dexter Moren Associates’ Interior Team responded with an interpretation based on a “contemporary design with strong London connections”.
02.07.12 Luxury hotel planned for Leeds
Leeds City Council planning committee has unanimously approved DMA’s plans for a 5-star hotel fronting Portland Crescent. The 206 bedroom scheme for developer GB Group will feature a destination roof top bar providing breathtaking views across the city. read more »
28.06.12 RIBA Photography Competition Winner
DMA’s John Harding has been announced as a winner in the RIBA Photography Competition. His striking image of The Shard, London was selected from over 90 entries received from as far as Hong Kong. The distinguished panel of judges were looking for images that captured interpretations of architecture in 2012. The ten winning images will be turned into postcards which will be available to purchase from RIBA. For more info click here.
21.06.12 Iverson Road secures Planning
Adjacent to the new Thameslink Station in West Hampstead, DMA’s playful design will contribute to the ongoing regeneration surrounding this important transport hub and provide much needed housing for both private and social tenures. read more »
08.06.12 Dexter Moren speaking at Turner Contemporary
Dexter has been invited to join a panel of distinguished speakers at the Turner Contemporary in Kent. Co-organised with the Arts Council England the “Creative Thinking” event will explore relationships between culture and tourism in the visitor economy. Dexter will provide a perspective from the private sector on the relationship between tourism, private investment and growth. Details about the event can be found here.
29.05.12 Dalston Premier Inn submitted into planning
Dexter Moren Associates’ proposal for a 90 bed Premier Inn hotel has been submitted into the London Borough of Hackney. Fronting Dalston Lane the proposed six storey hotel will sit opposite the recently completed Dalston Square development and overground station, actively contributing to the ongoing regeneration of the area.
27.04.12 Good luck Stuart!
DMA’s Stuart Cross will be embarking on the Comrades Marathon in June – an epic 89km run from Pietermaritzburg to Durban in South Africa. This equates to two standard marathons plus 5k, with a finishing cut off time of 12 hours. To find out more or to support Stuart’s charity click here.
25.04.12 4C Hotels aquire Minories Estate
Located in EC3 within the City of London, 4C Hotels have recently secured the 2.13 acre Minories Estate which will be redeveloped as a key gateway into the City. Dexter Moren Associates are currently working up feasibility options for a mixed use scheme.
24.04.12 Hotels in London: Growth Markets beyond the Games
This NLA conference will look at the prospects for hotel development in 2013 and beyond. Dexter Moren will present a view point on design trends, setting out how he sees design in the hotel sector evolving across the different markets – from budget to luxury, and the new brands that are coming to the capital. Thursday 10 May 2012, 8.30am-12.00pm. Click here to book.
23.04.12 Premier Inn at T5 Heathrow opens
Arora Hotels engaged Dexter Moren Associates to design an efficient and contemporary hotel at the site of the former Longford House at Heathrow’s T5. The building takes the form of a rainscreen coloured box that hovers on a glazed/solid masonary box. Providing 400 bedrooms the hotel extends to five storeys and includes an 18,000 sq ft bar/restaurant/coffee area. The Premier Inn Hotel for Arora was realised by contractors McLeer & Rushe and White Ink.
20.04.12 The Ampersand Hotel joins White Line collection
The Ampersand Hotel, designed by Dexter Moren Associates, has been selected to join White Line Hotels – a collection of independent properties chosen for their soul factor, authenticity, and blend of design, luxury and style. Click here to find out more.
20.04.12 Lillie Road Housing Earls Court
Cockpit International have appointed DMA to design nine family-sized houses within a landscaped mews off Lillie Road, Earl’s Court. The concept for the design of the houses is to create generous living spaces that are flooded with natural light. The facades offer a play of quality materials, elegantly proportioned shapes and protruding recessed planes to provide a unified architectural expression across the mews whilst clearly indicating each property as an individual home.
18.04.12 DMA secure planning for MyHotels
Dexter Moren Associates have secured planning consent from the London Borough of Islington for a new 104 bed Travelodge for MyHotels. Located on Isledon Road near Finsbury Park Station, the hotel has been designed over six floors whilst its front facade composition relates to the scale of the adjacent Victorian terraces.
18.04.12 Rethinking Inclusive Bedroom Typologies; A room for all
Dexter Moren Associates have submitted plans into Southwark Council for an inclusive 50 bed extension to the Holiday Inn Express, located on Southwark Street near Blackfriars Bridge. Consulting with DBA Inclusive Design and the GLA, DMA are currently rethinking the typical bedroom model placing emphasis on developing a layout with concealed fittings and built in flexibility, clear navigation and considered lighting to set it apart from rooms that often appear as very clinical.
12.04.12 Latest news from our Perspective members
The Spring Edition of our Perspective newsletter includes a feature on Building Information Technology (BIM) and how members are using it across Europe, plus highlights from our 20 year celebration party in Madrid. Click here to download.
15.03.12 DMA make the cut for Shanghai Shop Windows
Dexter Moren Associates are delighted to have been selected to take part in the first RIBA Shanghai Shop Windows project. Collaborating with renowned Japanese brand franc franc, DMA will be designing a new shop window display in the city’s Xintiandi shopping centre, to be unveiled in September for owner Shui On Development. The RIBA London initiative is based on the success of the Regent Street Shop Windows event, now in its third year, in which architects create displays for retailers. DMA were one of nine British practices selected from 80 applicants.
23.02.12 Dexter Moren speaking at MIPIM
Dexter has been invited to speak about luxury and boutique hotel openings in London at MIPIM as part of the Hotel, Tourism and Leisure programme. Details about the event can be found here.
29.01.12 London Hotels: New kips on the block
In this Guardian article, Claire Wrathall reviews the hottest hotel openings planned for London 2012, two of which are by DMA. Click here to read in full.
20.01.12 Rail tracks inspire DMA’s latest residential project
Located next to an important transport hub, DMA are developing proposals for a new residential development wedged between Iverson Road and the railway in West Hampstead. Our concept creates two very distinct architectural treatments between the front and rear of the scheme. Additional images can be viewed here.
05.01.12 WAN Interior Design Awards
DMA’s Mornington Hotel has been longlisted in the 2011 WAN Interior Design Awards. The awards celebrate and promote the best in international interior design, attracting entries from all over the world. Project images can be viewed here.
13.12.11 New designs revealed for The Morton Hotel, Russell Square
DMA’s interior team have been working to refurbish The Morton into a boutique aparthotel. Located on Russell Square in the heart of Bloomsbury, DMA’s design draws inspiration from the ideals of the Bloomsbury Group, a set of writers, artists and philosophers whose members included Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Roger Fry and EM Forster.
08.12.11 Sleepover Berlin 2012
Heading to the Berlin IHIF Conference next year? DMA in conjunction with Sleeper Magazine are planning a networking event that promises to be a little different. Full details can be found on the website here.
01.12.11 Refurbishment to Menzies Hotels
DMA have been appointed to work with Menzies Hotels to refurbish their Prince Regent Hotel in Chigwell ahead of the London Olympics. New concepts will be produced for the bedrooms and public spaces to enhance the property’s successful conferencing & entertainment facilities.
17.11.11 Tobacco Dock Hotel & Aparthotel Secures Planning
Dexter Moren Associates have secured planning consent on behalf of acclaimed international developers Al Mubarakia for a destination led hotel and aparthotel at the site of the Tobacco Dock in East London. read more »
02.11.11 Dexter Moren Associates win Hotel Designer / Architect of the Year Award
Dexter Moren Associates have been announced as Hotel Designer / Architect / Constructor of the Year at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) Awards, held at a ceremony at London’s Hilton Metropole Hotel on Tuesday 1st November 2011. read more »
01.11.11 Design to Planning in four months
Royal Docks hotel gets green light from Newham Council.
Hotel specialist architects Dexter Moren Associates have secured planning consent from London Borough of Newham on behalf of the developer, FORTUS for a 204 bedroom Express by Holiday Inn at Royal Docks. read more »
21.10.11 Big names check into London
In today’s issue of Building Design Magazine, Pamela Buxton provides a report on the state of the London hotel market, with input by Dexter Moren. Click here to read the full article.
11.10.11 New Appointments at Dexter Moren Associates
Architect and Urban Designer Nikolaj Mitens and Architect Mark Wood have been appointed to join the management team as Associates. read more »
04.10.11 The Mandeville Hotel set for expansion
Dexter Moren Associates are delighted to have been appointed to work with The Mandeville Hotel to submit plans for expansion. Located in the heart of Marylebone, this high-end luxury hotel provides 142 bedrooms, 6 suites, and a unique Penthouse, with award-winning cuisine at the deVille Restaurant and the deVigne Bar. DMA’s proposal will look at extending and remodelling the tower to address the hotels prominence from Marylebone Lane to increase and improve their bedroom offering. read more »
04.10.11 Travelodge London City Opens
Working on behalf of ING with Wilmott Dixon Interiors, Dexter Moren Associates have completed Travelodge London City. Housed within a listed building formerly used as offices, DMA have reconfigured the building to enable the most efficient use of space, providing a total of 74 bedrooms. Accessed via a cobbled mews off St.Swithin’s Lane, the hotel provides convenient accommodation in the heart of the City.
26.09.11 Dexter Moren Associates shortlisted for IHIF Hotel Award
DMA are delighted to be shortlisted as the designer / architect / contractor firm of the year. These new awards have been established by Hotel Analyst, offering an opportunity for the industry to recognise who they believe to be best in class in Europe. The judges will be looking for the firm that has demonstrated the best value added work around hotel investment. Factors will include an ability to overcome unique challenges, provide creative solutions to problems or to deliver value enhancement to clients. Read more about the awards here.
22.09.11 New blog follows transformation of The Ampersand Hotel
DMA’s Interior Team have launched a new blog which will follow the transformation 2-10 Harrington Road, South Kensington into a luxury boutique hotel. Click here to view the site or to sign up for rss feeds.
16.09.11 Helsinki Office Trip
DMA’s annual office study trip took the team to Helsinki to coincide with the opening of Helsinki Design Week. For three days DMA were immersed in Finnish design and culture, exploring a range of iconic projects by the likes of Aalto, Saarinen and Holl to name but a few. As well as participating in the festivities of design week the highlights of the itinerary consisted of a guided tour around the Aalto house, quietly absorbing the atmosphere of the Temppelianko Church and exploring the vast fortification of Suoemelinna Island.
09.09.11 Sleep Conference Programme Announced
Dexter will be speaking on a panel with Andrew Sangster, Hotel Analyst, Martin Armitstead, Wyndham Hotel Group and Timothy Walton, Marriott Hotels International, to discuss the importance of design in helping to attract guests to a hotel property. How much scope is there for variation at the individual property level from core brand design principles? How does this vary as you move up the segment scale from budget to luxury? The Sleep Event. 23rd-24th November, Business Design Centre, London. For further information visit www.thesleepevent.com
16.08.11 Royal Dock hotel submitted into planning
Dexter Moren Associates have submitted plans for a new 204 bedroom Express by Holiday Inn Hotel to the London Borough of Newham. read more »
02.08.11 Dexter Moren Associates look to opportunities in India
Last week Dexter Moren and Jacqui Labb travelled to Hyderabad for the official office opening of CADA Design India – an architecture, interior design and branding company of which DMA are an affiliate partner. read more »
08.07.11 Montcalm London City Opens
Dexter Moren Associates have been working with Precis Holdings since 2010, assisting to convert the former 18th Century Whitbread Brewery into a luxury Montcalm hotel. Fronting Chiswell Street and bounded by Milton Street & Silk Street the new hotel provides 235 luxury rooms with associated leisure facilities in a prominent location between the Barbican and office towers surrounding Moorgate. DMA secured planning consent and reworked the unoccupied building to enable a full service hotel whilst achieving 30 additional rooms.
08.07.11 Hotel Trends & Tourism
The latest edition of New London Quarterly includes a review of the London Tourism sector with a feature on hotel trends by Dexter Moren. Click here to read the full article.
25.05.11 The Grosvenor Kensington is set to become a stunning boutique hotel
Following an invited design competition DMA’s interior design team have been appointed to transform 2- 10 Harrington Road South Kensington into a headline boutique hotel. read more »
25.05.11 Delivering the Shangri La at The Shard
Dexter Moren Associates are delighted to have been appointed by Shangri La Hotels and Cyril Sweet to support the design team on the technical delivery of this iconic development.
24.05.11 New resorts planned for Cape Verde
DMA are delighted to have been appointed by The Resort Group PLC to masterplan two new resorts at Sal Island and Boa Vista, Cape Verde. The Resort Group specialise in beach front property and property investment and have delivered a number of world class resorts.
24.05.11 Dexter Moren Associates to deliver largest UK Hampton Inn by Hilton
Dexter Moren Associates has been appointed by Rising Star Ltd to deliver one of the largest Hampton by Hilton hotels outside of the U.S. Our hotel specialist team is currently progressing the detailed design package. read more »
10.05.11 RISE housing development launched at Alperton Village
Ascending from the banks of the Grand Union Canal stands the newly completed Alperton Village; a mixed use, mixed tenure development which aspires to play a key role in the creation of a vibrant waterfront precinct for people to live, play and work. read more »
06.05.11 New Images of the Westminster Intercontinental released
DMA’s interior design team have produced a series of new visuals showcasing the concept for the 254 bedroom Westminster Intercontinental, currently under construction.
14.04.11 Latest thinking in Healthcare Design
Arnold Burger from Perspective Netherlands recently spoke at the NLA Healthcare Conference to showcase his innovative approach to healthcare design and management in Europe. His award winning projects provide a new way of thinking focused around flexibility and prevention. DMA’s hotel team are currently working with Arnold’s healthcare team to develop a new “medical hotel” design concept. Watch this space!
07.04.11 Premier Inn Waterloo under construction at site of former General Lying-In Hospital
Dexter Moren Associates have been appointed by Sisk and GLI Developments to develop a 234 bed Premier Inn hotel at the prominent junction of York Road and Addington Street near Waterloo Station and County Hall. read more »
25.03.11 New Hotels in London – breakfast talk
Dexter Moren will be speaking at the NLA breakfast seminar “New Hotels in London” on Friday 8th April, reviewing both the Hilton Bankside and Tobacco Dock Boutique Hotel. Click here to reserve your free place.
24.03.11 Luxury Montcalm hotel under construction at Whitbread Brewery site
Construction is now underway at the site of the former 18th Century Whitbread Brewery for conversion into a luxury Montcalm Hotel for Precis Holdings. read more »
22.03.11 Building for London’s Visitor Economy
Speaking at this NLA half-day conference, Dexter will discuss the new hotel brands that are opening in the capital and give insight into the key design principles across these budget and luxury brands. Dexter will also provide a perspective on the challenges and opportunities of working as an architect within the London market. read more »
14.03.11 Vauxhall Travelodge secures planning
Vauxhall Travelodge has been given the green light by Lambeth Council, designed by DMA on behalf of Salmon Developments. read more »
10.03.11 The Library Bar shortlisted for design award
The Library Bar at the recently completed Mornington Hotel in Bayswater has been shortlisted for the 2011 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. Dexter Moren Associates specialist Hospitality Team has been growing from strength to strength and is delighted to be recognised by industry peers. read more »
18.02.11 Hilton Bankside starts on site
Construction has commenced on the Hilton Bankside. It will become Tate Modern’s closest 5 star hotel when it opens in May 2012. read more »
27.01.11 New hotel & aparthotel planned for Tobacco Dock
DMA are currently working with acclaimed international developers Messila House and a team lead by CBRE to create an exciting new destination led hotel and aparthotel at the site of the former Tobacco Dock in East London. read more »
11.01.11 Wall-less wireless office receives Design Award
DMA’s creative approach to transforming a redundant warehouse for Camden Town Unlimited has been recognised as the joint winner of the office conversion category at New London Architecture’s Don’t Move, Improve! Awards. read more »
30.11.10 Express Extension
DMA have secured planning consent on behalf of Splendid Hotels for an extension to the Earls Court Holiday Inn Express, which was also originally designed and built by the practice. The extension will provide 50 new bedrooms over three floors at the rear of the site, suspended above a ground floor car park servicing the existing premises.
01.11.10 Network Housing Group announce architects for Framework Agreement
Dexter Moren Associates is delighted to announce it has been selected for Network Housing Group’s Architectural Framework Agreement. The practice will be working on a wide range of new build residential buildings, and occasionally community or commercial buildings, offering a mixture of tenures to meet the needs of local communities. read more »
25.10.10 Dexter Moren Associates complete boutique hotel
DMA’s team of hotel specialist designers have completed the refurbishment of the Mornington Hotel at Lancaster Gate. read more »
08.09.10 100% Design Hospitality & Leisure Forum
Come and hear Dexter speak at the 100% Design Hospitality & Leisure Seminar, 23rd September, at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London. He will be joined by a distinguished panel to discuss a range of pertinent issues affecting building owners, developers and designers active in the leisure sector.
08.09.10 DMA shortlisted for Hotel & Leisure Architect of the Year Award
The shortlist has been announced for the Architect of the Year Awards 2010. DMA is delighted to be recognised within the Hotel & Leisure category, the only award which acknowledges a body of work rather than a single building, which collectively have consistently achieved high architectural standards and made an outstanding contribution. Winners will be announced in November 2010.
06.08.10 DMA secure planning permission for Kings Cross Hotel
DMA has helped secure planning permission for a change of use to develop a hotel in Kings Cross on behalf of Romulus Construction Ltd. The hotel, which sits opposite the British Library, will provide 270 bedrooms with offices on the upper floors and retail at ground floor.
27.07.10 Positions available for Part II / III architects
DMA are currently looking for architects with outstanding design, technical and presentation skills to join our team to work on luxury & boutique hotels in the UK and abroad. The ideal candidates will have a minimum of 3 years experience and be proficient in Autocad. Please send your CV with examples of work to Wan Yau: firstname.lastname@example.org read more »
27.07.10 New hotel for prominent Manchester site
Dexter Moren Associates have submitted designs into planning for a new 187 bed contemporary hotel on behalf of West Properties, located at the junction of Rochdale Road and Sharp Street. read more »
10.06.10 Barking Tower submitted into planning
Dexter Moren Associates have submitted designs into planning on behalf of CoPlan Estates for a new mixed use hotel alongside Barking station. read more »
13.05.10 Designing for the Modern Office User @ NLA
Dexter Moren will be presenting a case study on our recent design concept for “Collective” Camden, a creative re-use of an empty warehouse into a wall-less, wire-less office. read more »
15.04.10 Hotel & Leisure: Design and Construction conference
This one day conference organised by Building magazine will cover the latest developments in the design and construction of hotels & leisure specific to London. As an invited speaker at the conference Dexter Moren will be providing: insight into what is required for a successful partnership between client, architect and hotel operator; an understanding of the value of design in hotel development partnerships; and examples of hotels where cost per key shows a higher ration of return and how this can be achieved through design that benefits both the client and operator.
06.04.10 DMA secures planning in Twickenham
Dexter Moren Associates has secured planning consent on behalf of its clients, Blackfriars Investments, Aviva and Travelodge Hotels Ltd for a 111-bed hotel on London Road in Twickenham. read more »
18.03.10 Green Light for Sustainable Heathrow Hotel
Dexter Moren Associates has secured planning consent from Hillingdon Council for a new 200 bed hotel along the Bath Road. Designed for Skyport Enterprise it represents DMA’s most sustainably designed hotel to date. read more »
08.02.10 London’s Hotels: Planning for Growth
Dexter Moren and Wan Yau will both be presenting during New London Architecture’s February hotel programme. read more »
01.02.10 DMA announce key promotions
Dexter Moren Associates is delighted to announce the promotion of three key team members. Jacqui Labb will join Dexter, Wan and Herbert as Director, whilst Kate Sandle and Jonathan Picardo have been promoted as Associates. read more »
22.12.09 DMA embarks on its first project in Libya
Following on from an initial visit to Tripoli in June 2009, DMA are delighted to announce their first resort project in Libya for the ESDF. read more »
18.12.09 Welcome to The Meadow
DMA’s response to this international design competition for social housing seeks to demonstrate, with an emphasis on design quality and energy efficiency, that affordable living does not equate to ordinary housing. read more »
24.11.09 New brand concept for Trocadero
Dexter Moren Associates has released images of its design concept for the regeneration of London’s famous Trocadero. The new proposals, submitted into Westminster Council, are for development of a new brand concept which will see a 495 bed hotel developed behind the listed facade. read more »
12.11.09 Great Northern Hotel
DMA has been appointed as lead architect and will work with a consortium led by RAM, to restore and redevelop the Great Northern into a luxury boutique hotel at King’s Cross Central. read more »
02.10.09 Pop Up Party
On Wed 23rd September DMA hosted a private view at its temporary pop-up shop on the Camden High Street. Attended by over 100 people guests mingled and networked well into the evening. read more »
15.09.09 4 x airport hotels
DMA has secured outlining planning for four new hotels at London’s leading airports – Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted – which will provide a total of 1,570 rooms at a value of £125m for the Arora Family Trust. read more »
09.09.09 DMA pop-up
We are excited to announce the opening of London’s first Architecture pop up shop as a result of an innovative collaboration between Dexter Moren Associates, Conran Design Group, Camden Town Unlimited and Camden Council.
20.08.09 European Hotel Design Awards
DMA announces two projects shortlisted at the 2009 European Hotel Design Awards.
10.08.09 Woodhouse Lane Hotel Approved
Dexter Moren Associates has secured planning permission for a proposed new hotel in Leeds. Featuring a destination rooftop bar the 14 storey 244 bed hotel will provide breathtaking views over Leeds taking in the Civic Hall and Leeds Town Hall. read more »
07.08.09 Dexter Moren’s Hotel Jazzes Up Regal House
Skyscraper news reports on DMA’s design for a new Travelodge near Twickenham Stadium. read more »
01.07.09 Sustainable design across borders
In the latest issue of Hotel Report Dexter Moren discusses his views on different sustainability approaches when designing abroad. read more »
19.06.09 DMA win competition to design Thailand Resort
Dexter Moren Associates and J2 have won an international design competition to expand and refurbish the Amari Coral Beach Resort in Thailand.
Situated on a secluded headland next to the popular Patong Beach in Phuket, the existing resort offers panoramic sea views and a private beach.
New luxury accommodation with private balconies and plunge pools, a “grazing” restaurant, bar and lounge form part of the scheme. read more »
25.05.09 London Intercontinental starts on site
Construction of DMA’s design for a new Intercontinental hotel in London’s St. James Park has started on site. DMA’s scheme will transform the existing Queen Anne’s Chambers to create a luxury 5 star hotel featuring a new arrival canopy and porte cochere leading guests into an atrium reception. read more »
22.04.09 Beaumont House is brought back to life
Beaumont Estate in Windsor is set in 40 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds which date back to the 14th century. Originally a private residence, then a boy’s school and a training college, Principal Hayley took ownership of the land and has since invested £8.1 million to restore and convert it into an upscale hotel & conference venue.
DMA were appointed as lead consultants and architects to assist in the renovation and extension of the property which notably included the reinstatement of an 18th Century Chapel for use as a bespoke functions and event space. Our role also involved creation of 72 bespoke luxury guestrooms and refurbishments to public spaces in The White House. read more »
21.04.09 New Marriott is officially open
This competition winning design for a 218 bedroom hotel with restaurant, bar and conference facilities for Kew Green Hotels was officially opened today at a ceremony attended by Mr Bill Marriott. It represents the first new build “Courtyard” brand in the UK. read more »
11.02.09 AJ Hotel Design 09
This conference will provide an indepth look at the specific issues which affect the hotel sector. Topics include successfully managing costs, realising what clients want, exploring future trends in hotel architecture, sustainable design, along with a debate on the priorities of stakeholders in the design process.
Dexter Moren will be speaking about opportunities in hotel design overseas.
For further information or a conference brochure please visit Emap Conferences.
07.01.09 Ramada at Heathrow opens
The recently opened Ramada Heathrow provides business and leisure travellers with a conveniently located new 200 bed contemporary hotel. The scheme is both new build and conversion with a glazed colonnade linking the two. read more »