Cast your mind back, to November 2016. We completed our contract with Mercure Haydock Hotel within 17 weeks, having refurbished 114 guest bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms and the corridor leading to the meeting suite. Impressed, they invited us to carry out some additional work.
This time, we turned our attention to their public areas – the restaurant and bar, reception, lounge and conservatory. Spaces that serve unique purposes, yet need to tap into the hotel’s overarching theme, horseracing – given the close proximity of the Haydock Park Racecourse. It became a truly eclectic fit-out project, which we completed on time and to budget, within a ‘live’ hotel environment, much to their delight.
“You all have been amazing throughout this project, your selflessness and commitment made it possible for the handovers to be flawless. Thank you very much,” praised Memo Ngwenya on behalf of Chandler KBS. So let’s take a closer look at the classic look we achieved by contrasting dark wooden furniture with neutral walls and elegant feature lighting.
Working alongside Interior Designers, Koncept ID, we helped to bring their visions to life. Today, Mercure Haydock’s guests can unwind in luxury, whether they lean against a long table or perch on a deep-buttoned chair. Both are perfectly matched with the in-built bespoke bookcase, that’s back lit to showcase hand-picked horseracing ornaments.
Elsewhere in the two semi-private dining areas, we’ve hung framed prints of horseshoes and various equestrian motifs, alongside floor-to-ceiling curtains in racecourse green – coincidently, Pantone’s colour of the year. Across the corridor, the contemporary restaurant offers an excellent wine list behind our newly installed bar and serves classic British and Continental cuisine to guests sat in all manner of our soft furnishings.
Think deep-buttoned sofas and chairs in rich shades of orange, green and regal red. By lining the walls with monochrome maps of Britain, Europe and the wider world, we allowed the furniture to truly stand out and complete the room. Underfoot, you have a herringbone patterned carpet which matches the dark navy lampshades throughout.
Outside in the conservatory, we completed the stylish wall and geometric floor tiling, installed bespoke upholstery and also the intimate lighting – from table and wall lamps to bare lightbulbs, displayed in the windows to connect the inside of the Mercure Haydock Hotel with this thoroughly modern extension. An ideal place for dinner or cocktails.
Those who stay the night will be treated to brand new bedroom, where you can’t help but notice the bespoke graphic of a jockey racing to victory on the feature wall behind the bed. It’s a memorable place to recharge after a day at the races.
Posted April 7, 2017