Creating Exceptional Experiences.

Hotels, Residences, Restaurants, Bars & Products




If you need your guests to have an unforgettable experience, THDP has the expertise to deliver beautiful results.




We have extensive experience designing interiors for hotels, restaurants & residences let us help you create products to light, furnish & decorate them. 




If you are looking to create your perfect home or project THDP can help you deliver a beautiful interior on time and on budget. 




Our partners consult with educational establishments, companies and individuals in the field of Architecture, Interiors & Hospitality


Creating remarkable Hotels

"We might be known as designers but we rarely just design. We are creators".  Nicholas Hickson Partner

We are creators of the exceptional.  We create enduring concepts which evolve into compelling hotels. We create captivating spaces and extraordinary adventures for guests.  We create beautiful hotels that thrive on their local culture and heritage.  We create intelligent interiors, planning every detail and designing from first principles to be profitable.  Welcoming to the guest, and inspiring their loyalty. Sustainable and successful. 

We are organisers, planners, developers and managers - inspiring through our professionalism and experience, team unity and trust. We are decision makers and risk takers, defying the ordinary and delivering the outstanding.  

We are award winning.

Not just designers but creators.



Inspired by Frankfurt city and its position as a global financial hub the hotel is designed to accommodate the Global Business traveler. This traveler has sophisticated tastes so the hotel should offer a smart modern approach in presenting its new guest accommodation.

As Frankfurt is often known as the Mini Manhattan or ‘Mainhatten’, after that other famous economic hub in New York – the approach was to reflect the tastes of the city living global traveller.

Manhattan Lofts and Condo Interiors are marked by their eclectic approach, full of the things that their owners have picked up on their travels – their home is full of the things they love, have bought whilst travelling and arrange in an ad-hoc fashion.

Iconic pieces purchased on their travels, reminders of holidays or business trips, but now part of their home.



Hilton Frankfurt City Centre - King Standard Guest Room

Executive Corner Panoramic


Executive Corner Panoramic 2


The rooms will be marked by their soft colours, warm timber panelling and flooring, creating an inviting atmosphere, imbuing a familiar feeling like home but with smart and business touches suitable to its city location.

Felts and woven fabrics with leather detailing, are in a neutral colour palette continuing the casual yet smart casual business style.

The rooms will also have the latest technologies to create experiences tailored to the modern guest needs and expectation, with everything the guest needs where it should be.

Modern light fittings and carefully selected artwork come to tie in the place with the context, giving a glimpse into the local culture, fashions and arts.




THDP Award Winning Italian & UK designers.

with our heart in Italy - and offices in London.

The Hickson Design Partnership is a UK & Italian, Architecture and Interior Design practice specialising in; hospitality, high end residential projects, product design & also creative product consultancy. 

THDP was established in 2004 by partners Nicholas Hickson and Manuela Mannino their goal to bring together some of Britain’s & Italy’s diverse design talents and to serve the most prestigious International clients.

THDP was founded when we were commissioned to undertake the interior design for the Olympic Hotel Project ‘Pragelato Village Resort and Spa’ in Italy.  The resort was already partly under construction and was to be the only Five Star resort of its kind in the Italian Alps with its own Alpine Spa.  The resort opened for 2006 Turin Winter Olympics.

Since then THDP have gone on to design many other hotels and residential interiors in; Italy, Poland, Russia, Israel, France and the United Kingdom.

Manuela is now Tutor at the Chelsea College of Arts for their Hotel Interior Design Short Course, an appointment that has stimulated our office, and engaged us with upcoming trends, hotels owners and operators.





THDP were recently appointed by H.n.h. Hotels & Resorts S.p.A to be their Interior Designer for this new Hotel Indigo® Venice – Sant’Elena, a popular and iconic location as Venice.  Hotel Indigo® is an IHG boutique hotel collection.

Due to open in 2019, it is located next to the canal 'Rio Sant' Elena' within walking distance to the Castello district, a 15-minute walk from St Marco Square. The Castello district is one of the quieter areas in Venice and is still inhabited by locals, allowing guests to enjoy an authentic Venetian experience exploring the local shops, restaurants and historic architecture the Castello district is renowned for.  

Converted from an old convent built in the 1930’s, the 77 room Hotel Indigo® Venice - Sant'Elena will be composed of two wings joined in the centre of the property by a former chapel. The hotel will boast an interior courtyard and large windows with high ceilings, which draw inspiration from the local neighbourhood and existing architecture. 

Just as no two neighbourhoods are alike, no two Hotel Indigo properties are the same. Each is designed to uniquely reflect the local culture, character and history of the surrounding area. 



Sant'Elena Venice - Hotel Indigo

Sant'Elena Venice - Hotel Indigo




CREATIVE approach

Our approach springs from an endless creative curiosity.  

We are a multidisciplinary company, equally comfortable engaging in the planning, consulting, creating and developing as well as the execution of both Interior and Architectural projects. By providing customised client led solutions and a progressive approach, our creative team aims to be flexible able to react to the different demands of our diverse client base.

We offer a diverse range of services to clients in major hospitality businesses, developers and private clients.  Our aim is to develop a creative partnership between the client and the designer, forging visionary project.

THDP is responsible for ethical selection of materials and suppliers, directly involved in the selection, quality and budget control and of the project through its life.


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