The refurbishment and renovation of the 165-year-old Hotel. Keeping within the original architectural envelope, the project incorporates major structural modifications and infrastructure upgrades, whilst maintaining operation.
Works to the ground floor encapsulate an ‘evolution’, progressing the fitout and façade to current day standards, while taking into consideration the existing clientele and successful downstairs trade. Cutting through the first floor, a large, double-height void has been created, with the addition of a new feature staircase to link the two levels. The reimagined first floor can be described as a ‘revolution’, offering a new, premium dining and lounge experience with an open-air balcony space overlooking North Terrace.
The materiality across the whole site celebrates the existing steel and brick structure, accenting with a restrained and honest palette of blonde and dark stained timbers, perforated metal and rich fabrics.
Works were completed in May 2020, professional photos coming soon. In the meantime, you can see progress shots here.