Design concept: Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa, England
Providing an immersion into the Lake District National Park’s beauty, the ambitious revamp of Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa is the focus for our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive.
We take a closer look at how a luxury hotel near Derwentwater upped its game with the help of an impressive team that included Unwin Jones Partnership, Greyline and Havwoods.
A major transformation
Mountains and freshwater lakes provide the impressive backdrop for this design-focused hotel, where each space makes the most of its memorable vistas. The landmark hotel, which was originally built next to Lodore Falls in 1870, completed a transformation programme in 2018.
This major update saw the renovation of the original hotel’s ground floor, and the addition of new spaces including a conservatory, a function room, a restaurant and four luxury suites, as well as the creation of a building housing another 14 suites and The Falls Spa.
Through the use of natural materials and focus on amplifying its views of the Lake District National Park, this hotel now helps guests feel fully engaged with its exceptionally scenic location.
The site’s ground-floor leisure club was transformed into the 70-cover pan-Asian restaurant Mizu, featuring contemporary interiors, an open kitchen, a bar and an external terrace. The four new suites above, moreover, provide views over Derwent Falls and Lodore Falls.
In this space, the architecture of Unwin Jones Partnership and interiors of Greyline, with wood flooring supplied by Havwoods, integrate natural stone, timber finishes and full-height windows to create a relaxed ambiance.
Two new bridges incorporating contemporary timber detailing and feature lighting then lead guests over Watendleth Beck to the new building, which replaced the former outdoor pool. Here, guests can make use of the treatment rooms, thermal suite, juice bar, relaxation zones and gym of The Falls Spa, and swim in the infinity-edge vitality pool with panoramic views. In the spa, meanwhile, wood, stone and ceramics reflect the natural surroundings.
The upper floors of this building accommodate 14 new suites, boasting open terraces and bi-fold glass doors. These light-filled and spacious suites showcase a variety of luxurious design details, including walk-in wardrobes, to ensure guests feel right at ease from the moment they arrive.
For more info about this scheme, and to view an extensive gallery of hi-res images, check out Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa’s project page on the TOPHOTELDESIGN website.
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