Graduate Hotels is a hand-crafted collection of hotels based in dynamic university-anchored towns across the U.S. and U.K. Each hotel pays homage to the heritage of its unique town through cultural nods to the local community. An Oxford landmark in the heart of the city, the Randolph Hotel joins the Graduate Cambridge, to launch as the first UK hotels in the Graduate Hotels collection.
The design details for the Randolph Hotel include bold hues and architectural elements inspired by the hotel’s heritage, and locally inspired art which tells the stories of Oxford’s past. The extensive renovation included all of the common spaces, the lobby and guest rooms, including a spa with treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.
The bathrooms feature the Bette Ultra shower trays from Bette. They are made from fully recyclable, durable and easy to clean glazed titanium-steel, and are available in a wide range of sizes. To complete the bathroom redesign they were selected in 14 different sizes to suit the individual bathrooms at the hotel.
“The refurbishment of the Grade II listed Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels in Oxford called for the guest bathrooms to be fully renovated,” said Karen Van Eeden,Interior designer and Director of Upperworth Studios. “All bathrooms were changed to have walk-in showers instead of shower over baths. The team decided to use Bette shower trays due to their durability and high quality, important for any hotel specification. Although standardisation of sizes was our preferred choice, it helped that Bette shower trays come in so many different sizes, to suit every room type.”
Bette is a specialist in bathroom products that are made of a special metal in a unique manufacturing process: titanium steel sheets are shaped under high pressure and then finished with a thin coating that is related to glass. This composite material is perfect for the bathroom as it is skin-friendly, hygienic, durable and robust.
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Main image credit: The Randolph Hotel / Bette