Following a period of extensive renovation work, the historic Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa has unveiled its stunning new interiors to the public.
The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa is situated in the Cheshire countryside on the border of Wales. Once owned by the Duke of Westminster, its origins date back to the eighteenth century and many of its original features can still be seen today. In 1994, Nelson Hotels assumed ownership of the hotel and the family-owned group has since doubled the size of the property, transforming it into an award-winning four star hotel and spa.
The company’s latest investment has focused on the renovation of the hotel’s main entrance and reception area. This radical and ambitious £1.5 million project has included the construction of a two storey reception area with an exquisite new entrance. A mezzanine floor has been erected above the reception, providing guests with a contemporary break out and lounge area. A number of guest bedrooms and two function suites have been stylishly refurbished as part of this redevelopment.
A glass wall at the front of the property offers guests a glimpse into the new stunning interiors and an impressive sweeping stone staircase leads up to the mezzanine floor overlooking the new reception area. The Nelson family commissioned the reception desk from the iconic furniture maker, William Yeoward. The design has been adapted from one of his signature pieces, the Arley console. The centrepiece of this extensive project is a magnificent chandelier that cascades from the roof to the reception below. Fifty cut crystal candles are suspended on clear wires to give the impression they are floating in mid-air. The result is absolutely breathtaking. Limestone floors, hand-tufted rugs and sumptuous soft furnishings complete the luxurious décor.
The hotel’s smaller function suites have been elegantly refurbished. Soft greys and creams are enhanced by a sophisticated lighting system that can be programmed to complement a chosen theme or style. These beautifully designed suites offer an ideal venue for intimate weddings, corporate meetings and social events for up to one hundred guests. The hotel also has a large function suite for up to 220 guests.
Hotel guests, local clientele and event coordinators can now enjoy the hotel’s beautiful new surroundings. Commenting on the redevelopment, hotel owner Susan Nelson said, “Historically and architecturally, different aspects of the hotel have been redeveloped and modernised. Having focused on these areas individually, the hotel lacked consistency from both an aesthetic and practical point of view. We wanted this investment to address this issue by bringing together the disparate parts of the hotel. The result is spectacular and we are thrilled to have achieved our objective. A stunning central hub has now been created in which we can greet and welcome our guests. Our beautifully refurbished smaller function suites will give clients more choice and the updated guest bedrooms will enhance their stay. We are absolutely elated with every aspect of this project and proud to build upon our reputation as one of Cheshire’s finest hotels.”
Nelson Hotels appointed NH Interiors as the project’s Interior Designers. The award-winning company is renowned for creating highly individualised interiors that are elegant and classical in style with a contemporary twist. Senior interior designer Lucy Yarwood said, “Due to the hotel’s extensive history, we knew this project would be exciting and impressive. We wanted to create a new level of opulence throughout and we are delighted with the way everything has come together. We look forward to seeing the hotel’s guests experiencing and enjoying these wonderful surroundings.”