Mandarin  Oriental, Knightsbridge, London, SW1


The long term value and trading success of hotels are dependent on the quality of service which is facilitated by constructing the right environment.  

Space must be flexible and over specification avoided.  The space, build quality and facilities must be aligned to brand standards with bedroom size and circulation capacity optimised to maximise occupancy and revenue. 

The balance between cost, time and quality are often driven by a fixed budget and opening date.  Brand aspirations of the operator must be clearly communicated. 

Rider Hunt has experience of new build and refurbishment, remodelling and rebranding schemes.  In the hotel sector, regular refurbishment is a necessity to maintain customer loyalty, room rates and market share.  We are able to advise on the complex interaction of logistical issues experienced when hotels continue operating during refurbishment to accommodate guests and staff requirements and to minimise loss of revenue. 

Uniformity and repetition are key drivers whilst sustainability and off site manufacturing have a major impact on the design.  

Rider Hunt’s expertise in this sector equips us with an understanding of the motivations of both the owner/investor and the operator to ensure the timely delivery of a balanced and cost effective project.