The Chester Grosvenor, one of Chester’s most established hotels in the heart of the city centre, underwent a refurbishment in 2015, with a selection of their guest rooms being updated. This project was designed to provide the hotel with a ‘mock up’ bedroom facility so that the new design could be market tested prior to the refurbishment programme commencing.

Design Approach

The Tudor revival facades of the Chester high street were the inspiration behind the guestroom design concept.

Distinctive graphical shapes, found in the surrounding building facades, are subtly suggested, inspiring the joinery, furniture and wall finishes. Like the high street to the hotel, these act as the architecture to the room, giving a sense of place and binding the hotel with the city’s heritage.

This narrative continues in the soft furnishings, analysing Tudor fashion and translating this in contemporary textures, colours and fabrics. Demonstrated with pleating details, textured velvets, patterns and plush fabrics.

The finished design offers the guests a modern, yet elegant bedroom environment, one which responds to and complements the iconic existing building.