One of Bristol’s finest hotels, the Mercure Bristol Holland House and Spa, has undergone an extensive refurbishment, transforming its bedrooms and public spaces.
Mercure, a locally inspired brand in harmony with people and places, has paid homage to the rich industrial and maritime history that Bristol is renowned for in its new design.
Creating a modern and contemporary feel, the hotel is staying true to its locally inspired roots. The hotel’s new look brings Bristol’s past and present to life, combining the city’s industrial port and Iron Age history with the softer cultural and architectural redevelopment of the city’s more recent year.
The design features industrial and iron works alongside softened tones, warm accent colours and splashes of vibrant upholstery fabrics. There are visual references and nods to the engineering works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and textures and patterns inspired by the Clifton Bridge.
Upon arrival guests are greeted by the impressive Mercure feature wall, a signature statement in Mercure’s flagship hotels, clad in riveted copper sheets, as a tribute to the city’s maritime heritage. Contemporary in design, the reception is warm and welcoming with comfortable lounge seating and breathtaking feature pendant lights creating a sense of ease and relaxation.
The refurbishment has transformed the public spaces, creating an extensive area for lounging, meeting, drinking and dining, in cosy bunks, booths, lounge areas and stylish seating. The space, now known as the Urban Bar and Kitchen, is relaxing and welcoming with a feel of café bar meets chic restaurant – a space for guests and locals alike to enjoy.
The new Urban Bar and Kitchen continues the industrial design inspiration. The newly transformed restaurant is the perfect space to relax, unwind and enjoy delicious hassle free food. The new bar and dining area includes an expansion of the space; new feature floor tiling with intricate detailed inset carpet areas and a breathtaking feature wall graphic inspired by Bristol’s rich maritime heritage.
The hotel offers a range of accommodation across its newly refurbished 275 bedrooms, including classic rooms and privilege rooms ensuring the highest level of luxury comfort. Each bedroom is equipped with a TV including international satellite channels; 24-hour room service and free Wi-Fi access, which is available throughout the hotel.
The hotel caters both for leisure and business guests, with twelve conference rooms for meetings of all sizes, ideal for any business event.The hotel’s leisure facilities include a large heated pool, fitness suite and a spa where guests can indulge in a relaxing massage or treatment in one of the hotels fourteen treatment rooms as part of their stay.
Interior designer Jennifer Preston of Koncept Interior designs, comments on the project: “The ethos of Mercure Hotels is based on local inspirations, we wanted to capture this theme throughout the design by embracing Bristol and its rich industrial history. Throughout the public areas of the hotel, the interior encompasses stylish industrial design, clean lines and patterned surfaces, and contrasting materials to add depth and interest.”
The Mercure Bristol Holland House is the perfect destination for those looking to relax and unwind in one of the South Wests most, stylish and luxury destinations.