The Whitby Hotel - Guided Art & Design Tour

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Guided Design Tour
at The Whitby Hotel

Enjoy a private guided tour exploring the unique art and design of The Whitby Hotel, created by Firmdale Hotels' Founder and Creative Director, Kit Kemp.

Kit Kemp’s passion for art, colour and texture is present throughout Firmdale Hotels in both London and New York. This exclusive tour will delve into the design of The Whitby Hotel, giving guests an insight into the design details, highlighting how different spaces came to life and showcasing the hotel's renowned art collection.

The Whitby Hotel's art collection includes three stunning marble sculptures by Stephen Cox, a colourful loom installation by Hermione Skye O'Hea and a mesmerising grandfather clock by Dutch designer Marten Baas and more.

Guests will be guided through the hotel by artist and member of the Kit Kemp design team, Ruby Kean.

Whitby Design Tours are available Monday to Friday from 9am – 6pm.

To arrange a tour with your reservation or for more information, please email

Our Guided Art & Design Tour must be pre-booked to ensure availability. We recommend that guests book their tour at the time of making a room reservation, or alternatively our Whitby Experiences can be arranged at check-in.

Ruby Kean, Head of Design New York, has been a part of the Kit Kemp design studio for 7 years in both London and New York. Having worked closely with Kit on the installation of The Whitby Hotel amongst other projects, Ruby has a unique and exciting perspective on how the hotel came to life.