New look for Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel

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    Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel has recently undergone an extensive quarter of a million pound ground floor refurbishment to transform the hotel. The renovation also includes the redesign of two of its largest event spaces, The Ballroom On The Park and The Park Suite, to provide the ideal setting for all occasions.Set in a 19th century mansion surrounded by landscaped gardens, Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel’s recent renovation and redesign of the ground floor and two rooms includes new lighting, carpets and drapes plus a brand new sophisticated colour scheme. The hotel’s public areas have been transformed too including the restaurant, club bar, foyer, listed stairwell and reception area, presenting a brand new image for the historic hotel.

    Interior designer Helen Hooper of HH Interiors, who has previously worked with Jupiter Hotels on renovation projects across the UK, comments on the project: “The new Ballroom On The Park and The Park Suite designs include muted colour schemes of soft taupe and grey, complimented with zesty lime accents. There are stunning silk striped drapes, twinkling chandeliers and crystal wall lights to create a sense of elegance and sophistication, providing the ideal backdrop for any function.”

    The Ballroom On The Park provides the perfect location for weddings with its large windows and exquisite views overlooking the River Aire. The magnificent ballroom can accommodate from 60 – 350 guests for civil ceremonies and up to 200 guests for a wedding reception.

    For a more intimate gathering, The Park Suite creates the perfect backdrop with private access to the gardens. The suite can accommodate 40 – 85 guests for civil ceremonies and up to 100 guests for a wedding reception.

    Commenting on the refurbishment, hotel General Manager John Horvath said: “We are delighted with the transformation of the ground floor areas including The Ballroom On The Park and The Park Suite. We are very proud of the hotel’s heritage and the new design concept attributes to this, combining tradition with a contemporary edge. Our hotel offers everything guests need to create the perfect wedding or event setting and our expert team are on hand to provide a tailored service to all guests and help make their dreams become reality.”

    Located in the heart of Yorkshire Bronte country, the hotel dates back to 1848 as a former home for the Lord Mayor of Bradford and creates the perfect romantic setting for a wedding. From an intimate gathering to an extraordinary affair, the hotel has experts on hand to create bespoke packages to suit every guest. Plus, there are tailored menu choices to choose from.

    Shane Harris, CEO Jupiter Hotels, added: “The investment demonstrates our continued commitment to the growth and transformation of our portfolio in the UK. It’s an exciting time for the midscale hotel market and with the right investment, hotels like Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel can be given a new lease of life.”

    The Ballroom On The Park can also host up to 350 conference delegates and The Park Suite can accommodate up to 100 delegates – both offer complimentary high speed WiFi.

    Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel sits in the Aire Valley with stunning scenic views surrounding the entire hotel. The hotel is a stone’s throw away from Saltaire, the famous Victoria model village and there are great road networks to the whole of West Yorkshire. Local attractions also include the Bingley Railway Station and the Haworth & Bronte Parsonage Museum.

    Daniel Fountain / 01.04.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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