The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath, has refurbished 11 of its most luxurious hotel suites. Each one has been individually designed – creating a contemporary, stylish feel whilst respecting the property’s historic Georgian past and celebrating the classic architecture, grand fireplaces and intricate mouldings.
Clayton & Company were appointed to design the new suites. Project Manager, Becky Astley, began her inspiration based on current wallpaper and fabric trends, using bold colour palettes against neutral backdrops. The colour palettes chosen are based on historical Georgian tones by Farrow & Ball and the nature-inspired designs with contrasting modern elements work beautifully together in the new schemes, where each suite has been uniquely designed.
Much of the lighting used across the refurbishments came from Pooky, with the majority of furniture and artwork sourced from Oka, which is right on the doorstep for any guests staying who may want to recreate a similar look at home! The fabrics used across the suites have been primarily sourced from Thibaut, Anna French and Jane Churchill, with a few other inspirations incorporated.
The Sir Percy Blakeney Suite, the main wedding suite in the hotel, had to have the most elegant design scheme, whilst still feeling relaxed and intimate. A palette of pinks and greens on a neutral backdrop has allowed the architectural details of the room to speak for themselves. The ceiling was beautifully hand painted in the lounge and the furniture chosen includes rich green velvet chairs offset by deep buttoned comfy sofas. The focal point of this bedroom is of course the bed – a luxury 4 poster, draped in a lightweight fabric with soft textural cushions and subtle patterns.
The Ralph Allen Suite is where opulence and elegance come alive with a refined palette of rich grey tones contrasted with deep blues and purples. The colour palette is about balance, where there is a stark contrast in light meets dark as a backdrop. Taking in the beautiful view of the Royal Crescent private gardens, botanical elements were introduced via the artwork and pergola line drawings in this suite.
The Royal Crescent Suite underwent a complete redesign whereby some strong personality has been injected. The main colour palette for this bedroom combines hues of rich reds and blues, which work wonderfully together in the fun fabric on the 4 poster bed. For the artwork, contemporary black and white art sketches of Bath sit alongside impressionist masterpieces by Jim Thompson.
The suites’ refurbishment finds the perfect balance using modern interiors and fusing them together in the right way to maintain the traditional and historic elements of the luxury 5-star hotel.
For more information about The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, go to: www.royalcrescent.co.uk.