New Laura Ashley hotel opens after multi-million pound refurbishment

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    The Belsfield, which overlooks the waters of England’s largest lake – Windermere – in the Lake District, has recently opened its doors after a multi-million pound refurbishment. The grand Victorian hotel also celebrates its partnership with Laura Ashley, which saw the English design company completely renovate the building, making it only the second Laura Ashley branded hotel.

    The company’s fabrics, furniture and fittings are brimming throughout the building and an architect-designed glass reception has created a magnificent arrival to the Grade II listed hotel.

    Head designer Kay Cullen said: “The project has taken a year to complete and I have lived and breathed the hotel in that time, but it’s worth it when you see it celebrated by all these people [at the opening party].

    “I was completely inspired by the building and fell in love with it from the beginning – the potential was just amazing.

    “The décor has a modernity to it now but I always kept in mind the building’s origins. It’s an eclectic mix of classics and vintage while bringing it up-to-date.”

    Daniel Fountain / 19.11.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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