New boutique hotel chain The Signet Collection has opened its first hotel to the public.
The Mitre HamptonCourt, which launched in September, is a Grade II-listed property dating back to 1665, originally used as ancillary accommodation for guests of King Charles II at Hampton Court Palace.
Located on the banks of the River Thames, the hotel offers 36 bedrooms and an all-day dining and wine bar for its guests.
The Signet Collection was founded by Hector Ross, former COO of Longshot. He said his latest line aims to be “highly individual” and centred around “preserving and restoring authenticity” in the UK hotel market.
Ross said: “We start with a special place. Our hotels have history, stories to tell. Each one is imbued with generations of tales, legacies, myths and legends. We unearth this history, these stories.
“We restore them, reimagining them, passing them on for our guests to enjoy, layered with a British sense of humour, top-notch F&B and memorable experiences.”
The Signet Collection’s first property is scheduled to be joined by several properties which will launch over the next few years in the UK.