As part of the Holiday Inn Express in Cardiff Bay HLM are designing the Staybridge Suites. This is the first of its kind in Wales and brings stylish, luxury residential apartments, creating an easy living experience for both business and tourism visitors.  A truly unique regional and user-centric design. The apartments include fully equipped kitchen and enough space, storage and flexibility to provide a home away from home for visitors looking for longer stays in Cardiff.



Design Approach

In addition to the 75no extended stay rooms with fully functioning kitchens, the hotel is committed to creating a sense of community.


The communal spaces have been designed to promote relaxation, a variety of natural and understated floor and wall finishes provide a neutral and warm backdrop.   A vibrant and dynamic colour palette inspired by Welsh artists, the local landscape and welsh wool brings a variety of muted and bold tones together creating a palette that reflects both the genius loci and the inclusive nature of the Staybridge Suites brand.

The Reception and pantry create a welcoming open atmosphere to for the guests to feel comfortable in.  The heart of the main social space the living dining and kitchen area provides a variety of seating from large communal tables to smaller clusters of lounge seating.

The bedroom looks to create a quieter and refined environment for guests to relax in, with the space enveloped in a dark blue tone, brass detailing and pops of only through artwork this area provides a touch of luxury and sophistication.

Guests will also be able to enjoy views across Cardiff Bay from the roof terrace

HLM’s interior design team have created an interior scheme which delivers a brand experience, creating the right atmosphere through materiality, FF&E, lighting and artwork.