Set within 120 acres of Sussex countryside, Alexander House is a luxury manor house with beautiful vistas, a choice of restaurants, an award-winning Utopia Spa and rooms designed for absolute comfort. A further 18 suites and one master suite were recently added to this five-star boutique hotel and spa, and the new build presented the owners with a golden opportunity to incorporate state-of-the-art modern amenities and technology within the layout.

Hamilton was approached to provide a total solution for both lighting control and bespoke complementary switch plates and sockets for the New Cedar Lodge suites, comprising two floors of luxury five-star accommodation.

Pre-set controlled lighting scenes to suit the time of day and create a homely warm ambiance were a priority, as was ease of use for both staff and guests. In addition, the design and quality of the control plates and accessories needed to meet the exacting and aspirational concepts and themes presented by the project’s interior designer.

Hartland CFX in a satin stainless finish was selected from Hamilton’s extensive range of designer and bespoke switch plate and sockets.

Slim and elegant with soft rounded edges, the Hartland CFX range perfectly complemented the vibrant and stylish design throughout the new accommodation. Essentially, the faceplates are firmly held in place to the back frame with a patented four-point clipping system, concealing the fixings for a seamless finish.

Hamilton ensured lighting control is at every guest’s fingertips by installing a Mercury Lighting Control Pack (MDP4x600+VFR) in every suite. The entry-level lighting control solution is especially suited to this scenario where flexible lighting control on a small scale is required.

Four control plates were installed per room and suite – a master control at the entrance door, one either side of the bed and one within the en-suite.

Within each suite the lighting scenes have been programmed exactly the same and set up for ease of use by guests. In the corridor and lobby again there is a dimming system, each being controlled by a time clock creating various scenes throughout the day.

Hamilton delivered a bespoke solution drawing on its unique range of timeless and on-trend socket and switch plate designs, and its Mercury lighting control system. The control plates and system work together to create a stylish and efficient solution designed to withstand wear and tear and look good for longer – a prerequisite in a hotel and public environment.