Warner Leisure Hotels, a short break specialist with 15 locations in the United Kingdom, has invested a total of 50 million pounds on a renovation project to re-invigorate Studley Castle. This neo-Gothic castle, which is more than 180 years old, has 209 guest rooms, two restaurants, a cinema, bars and lounges, a spa, numerous outdoor activities and one of the largest live music venues in a UK hotel.The newly built bedrooms and spa bedroomswere furnished with premium drapilux textiles ‘made in Germany’.
Studley Castle was opened in March 2019 and is Warner Leisure Hotel’s 14th and flagship property. Originally designed by London’s star theatre architect Samuel Beazley, the castle was built in the 19th century and was home to an agricultural college in the 20th century, which educated the daughters of landowning aristocracy. Studley Castle is the largest single investment undertaken by the family-run Bourne Leisure Organisation, Warner’s parent company. The listed building was extensively renovated over a three-year period.
Fabrics convey a homely feeling
The bedroom interiors have been decorated in a modern style. The newly built bedrooms and spa bedrooms selected a high-quality fabric for its furnishings ‘made in Germany’, which include curtains, bedspreads and cushion covers from the COORDN8 print collection.
The ideas behind the COORDN8 collection, designed in a Nordic style come from British designer Emily Tyers. Inspired by nature, it was her intention to create recurring, organic shapes that are ideally suited to a print collection.
Sophie Robinson, Blueprint Interior Architecture, led the interior design of the 209 bedrooms at Studley Castle. She chose the fabrics from Germany for a number of reasons. “We always seek fabrics which are both practical and hard-wearing and drapilux fabrics fulfil both the practical and technical requirements expected by our clients. They are flame-retardant, easy to clean and hard-wearing textiles. The multi-purpose fabrics that we selected, reflected our desire to find designs which had botanical and natural prints and textures to create a relaxed bedroom interior influenced by the expansive, beautiful countryside views of Warwickshire from the hotel. Several colour schemes were selected and some recoloured to suit the design scheme and coordinated using the natural print designs from the COORDN8 range.”
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