Designed by Matthews Mee Interior Design and managed by Redefine|BDL Hotels, the hotel combines contemporary style and heritage-rich designs to reflect its Welsh location, the new Hotel Indigo Cardiff opens this November.
Electrical accessories supplier Hamilton Litestat was selected to supply its modern solutions that complement the design themes and deliver a high-quality look.
As with all Hotel Indigo establishments, the surrounding area was carefully researched to discover the location’s intricacies, its history, special events, industry and people. The hotel is then designed around this to provide a unique and more meaningful experience that reflects the hotel’s location.
The Cardiff hotel features 122 guest bedrooms and 122 bathrooms, with a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill restaurant located on the roof of the building. The greatest attention has been paid to crafting unique spaces throughout the hotel that reflect the history and vibrancy of the Welsh capital. The guest rooms are themed ‘Made in Wales’, ‘Welsh Industry’ and ‘Music’, with each featuring local art and regionally-sourced natural materials to reflect the city’s strong legacy.
Working with electrical contractor Kier and local wholesaler Evans Electrical, Hamilton’s sleek and stylish Hartland collection of box-fix decorative wiring accessories were selected for the 122-guestroom hotel.
Hartland 1, 2 and 3-gang rocker switches were specified for lighting. 2-gang dual-switched sockets were selected for power supply while dual-switched sockets with two USB charger points were fitted at bedsides. The 1A rated USB port is for mobile phone charging and the 2.1A port is for tablets and other devices, supporting modern guest demands for 24/7 connectivity.
Hamilton’s hotel key card switch welcomes guests, while a European SCHUKO and dual USB 2-gang switched socket was fitted in a bespoke plate above the vanity table to make European visitors more comfortable.
The Hartland design in Matt Black finish with Copper switches and Matt Black inserts furnishes the 72 ‘Made in Wales’ and 31 ‘Welsh Industry’ rooms. The 19 ‘Music’ rooms feature Hartland in Antique Brass with Antique Brass switches and Black inserts. All 122 bathrooms are fitted with Hartland plates in Satin Steel with White inserts.
Andrew Miles, senior project manager, Kier Construction Western and Wales, said: “Having seen the hotel’s design we were confident we could successfully collaborate with Hamilton and deliver a bespoke solution that could achieve the aspirations of Mathew Mee. The clean, timeless design of the Hartland collection was perfect for this project.”
Hotel Indigo Cardiff’s General Manager, Tom Gaskell, added: “We take immense pride in our attention to detail and we’re pleased to have found an electrical partner that takes this as seriously as us. It’s these little touches that turns a nice hotel into an exceptional hotel.”