Ward Robinson was commissioned to design a contemporary and bespoke interior to the open plan ground floor public spaces and five floors of guest bedrooms, working to Hampton by Hilton brand standards.
The 128-bed hotel features a bright and open entrance reception area with a dramatic glass light fitting highlighting the impressive double-height space. Directly adjacent to the reception is the bar area which flows through into dining zones, lounge spaces and a guest business centre. The carefully considered use of accent colours and lighting link the various zones together creating a cohesive and seamless design throughout.
All of the zones include a variety of seating styles to cater for a range of guests and group sizes as well as creating visual diversity across the space. The thoughtful selection of materials and details have incorporated nods towards the hotel’s locality, as requested by the client, Stockton Borough Council.
The result is a bright, welcoming and contemporary hotel which was officially opened to the public in February 2019. Reviews left by some of the hotel’s first guests described the space as ‘modern, airy and comfortable’, commenting that the hotel has been fitted out to a very high standard.
– RICS Social Impact North East 2020, Commercial : Shortlisted:
– RICS Social Impact North East 2020, Leisure : Shortlisted
– Mixology Awards 2019, Hotel Interiors : Finalist
– LABC Northern 2019, Best Large Commercial Project : Winner
– LABC Northern 2019, Best Public Service Building : Shortlisted