Pub & Boutique Hotel for Young's

The Orange Tree Hotel project has seen this prominent Richmond High Street site transformed. Fusion By Design worked closely with client, Young’s, over 12 months to respect and enhance this iconic London Pub, converting it into a 13 bedroom boutique hotel and fully refurbishing the ground floor pub and dining rooms.


The concept for the scheme is circulated around a fictional character whom we imagined once resided in the building, whom we named ‘Mr Fenton’.  We looked to his hobbies and interests throughout the scheme, linking these to the local area. Sporting life is expressed across the bar area, rugby, walking and cricket, with Kew gardens and the nature of Richmond Park being the inspiration for the dining rooms and the upper hotel floors. All the design elements merge to provide an elegant, personal style for The Orange Tree Hotel and deliver a great addition to Young’s rapidly growing hotel business, we think Mr Fenton would approve!

In keeping with Young’s desire to ensure their hotels deliver a boutique style, we have worked closely with them and their architect to convert the staff accommodation to the upper floors of the building into 13 stunning new bedrooms, all with new en-suite bathroom facilities. With a project cost of £1.7m, there were a number of major changes required to the building to convert its use into a hotel.


The focus of the rooms are the generous beds and the bespoke feature headboards. Reclaimed traditional furniture pieces are mixed with bespoke items and classic light fittings. Using a relatively neutral palette, we have injected the scheme with colour in furniture pieces, artwork complimented with the use of beautiful patterned fabric and wallpaper with floral and trellis motifs. The new en-suite bathrooms are generously sized and are finished with neutral wall tiling with two of the feature rooms providing roll top baths within the bedrooms for an extra level of luxury. As well as roll top baths the feature bedrooms to the third floor provide bespoke furniture and unique digital print wallpapers with panelled walls and dramatic deep green bathroom tiles.