Unveiling some of the best hotel rooms in the Lake District…
For the past few months, an extra special interior design project has been underway in the depths of the Borrowdale Valley. Lake District Hotels have been revamping a large handful of bedrooms at the iconic Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa and also at the historic Borrowdale Hotel to produce some of the best hotel rooms in the Lake District.
After months of hard work and a £1 million investment, the ambitious project is nearing completion and we are incredibly proud to reveal the finished results!
For the ambitious project, we recruited a selection of interior designers who worked alongside an in-house team to produce 2 bespoke schemes for each hotel which beautifully reflected the nature of each hotel. These schemes were developed all whilst instilling touches of elegance to each individual bedroom.
We’re absolutely delighted with the new rooms. They are modern, comfortable and reflective of the unique personalities of the two hotels.
At Lake District Hotels, the job is never complete as we continue to invest money into all 6 of our venues and continuously revamp their look to keep all our hotels in tip-top condition.
“The continuous development of, and investment in our venues is extremely important to us. With six hotels across the group, the job is never done, and we are now looking ahead to our next major projects, which include further bedroom developments and refurbishments across all six of our hotels and ground floor refurbishments in January 2023 at the Borrowdale Hotel and Kings Arms.” – Dani Hope, Director of Lake District Hotels
Lodore Falls Bedroom Refurbishment
At the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa, a luxurious hotel with commanding views on the shores of Derwentwater, 17 of the 86 bedrooms were redesigned by local architects. All bedrooms were designed to exude a sense of tranquil luxury with a hint of Scandi cosiness for the colder and more dramatic months experienced in the Lake District.
Special care was taken to highlight the stunning scenery enjoyed by the hotel, with cosy window seats affording guests the opportunity to enjoy uninhibited Lakeland vistas.
The bedroom types included in the refurbishment were:
- Lake View
- Lake View Balcony
The project also included the creation of a brand new hotel bedroom – a Junior Suite – which boasts a luxurious lounge area separate to a large and opulent ensuite bedroom. As an added bonus, our Junior Suite includes access to The Falls Spa in the price of the room.
“It is important for any design scheme to be inspired by and respond to its locality, and at Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa, we had inspiration in abundance!
Although all very elegant, each refurbished hotel room at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa is unique in its own right meaning no two are quite alike. From snug window seats and carpet design to unique ceiling murals and bespoke 3D wall panelling.
Where possible, we have tried to highlight the stunning scenery outside, rather than compete with it. We have rooms with cosy window seats which not only frame the view, but allow the guests to sit and enjoy it completely uninterrupted.
“The carpet design was crafted exclusively for Lake District Hotels Ltd, and replicates the movement of flowing water; something strongly influenced by the unique position of the hotel between the lake and the waterfall.”
Borrowdale Hotel Bedroom Refurbishment
At the Borrowdale Hotel, it was the venue’s unique cosiness and closeness to water that inspired designers from the Preston area.
9 of the historic hotel’s 40 rooms were redesigned as part of the process, with the company’s senior interior designer leading the process.
The bedroom types included in the refurbishment were:
Funnily enough, the redesign all started with a single desk chair covered in a bold and colourful fabric when we started to question how it could be incorporated into the design. From then on, the designers got their initial inspiration for the schemes.
“The overarching theme for the rooms is modern and relaxed. Every project we design is full of new ideas; we don’t like to use fabrics or furniture again if we can help it, to ensure we keep the designs fresh and modern. The schemes are aesthetically fresh with both luxurious and enduringly comfortable plush fabrics, perfect for the cosy feel to the Borrowdale Hotel.“
The newly refurbished bedrooms at the Borrowdale Hotel feature bespoke headboards, stunning lounge chairs, indulgent fabrics and new 3D wall panelling which is accentuated by custom-made light fittings.
The schemes are aesthetically fresh with both luxurious and enduringly comfortable designs, perfect for the Borrowdale Hotel.
Eco-friendly bedroom designs
With both hotel schemes, special attention was paid to sustainability and the eco-credentials of partner companies.
Furniture was upcycled where possible and when new furniture was bought, outgoing pieces were either used in staff accommodation or donated to the community.
The majority of products used in the scheme are bespoke and have been sourced and manufactured in the UK, with many products having been supplied by local businesses. This ensures we help reduce our carbon footprint where possible, whilst also being able to support British and local businesses.
We also kept a number of existing wardrobes that were still in good condition, to ensure we were not buying items unnecessarily.
Top tips for redesigning your home
We caught up with our designers to find out their top tips on how you can redesign your own home to look just as elegant as these beautiful hotel refurbishments. If you want your own room to look like some of the best hotel rooms in the Lake District, read on…
- Your own home should reflect your personality and the way you live. Your home is where you spend most of your time, so it should feel familiar, comforting and practical. Don’t aim for show home perfection – it isn’t realistic.
- Don’t be scared to use colour, it can create such a dramatic change of feel to a space. Think outside the box – painting the skirting and the doors in colours other than white can transform a room and even change the proportions. Painting the skirting the same colour as the wall can make the space appear bigger and add a sense of calm. And to refresh, maintain and more with new trends it’s only a lick of paint!
- Adding layers to the room means it can be transformed easily, and the base can remain relatively neutral. Simple additions such as cushions, throws, seasonal flowers and rugs can completely change a room in such a simple way.
- Take current trends into account – but don’t be completely influenced by them. Remember they can quickly change and you will have to live with your new design for a few years.
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