Wilton on the crest of a wave at Radisson Hotel

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    Located alongside Ireland’s busiest airport, the interior of the Radisson Hotel in Dublin has been enhanced with over 5,500 square metres of stylish woven and tufted carpets from Wilton Carpets Commercial.As a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of business and pleasure travel, the 4-star Radisson Hotel in Dublin provides cosy accommodation for high numbers of travellers on their way to and from international destinations. When the hotel bedrooms, restaurant and O’Dea’s Irish bar required refurbishment, the hotel turned to the help of JP Glass Interiors and Wilton Carpets Commercial to design carpets that would bring elegance and style to each area.

    For the 150 hotel bedrooms, JP Glass Interiors utilised Wilton’s UK tufting ability to commission 5000 square metres of the manufacturer’s linear Autograph design from the Ready to Go collection, selecting a striking Pewter colourway. Opting for a tufted construction helped to reduce cost while still providing the performance and comfort suitable for use in busy hotel bedrooms, using a 80% wool 20% nylon construction for appearance retention.

    Looking to give the dining and bar areas a welcoming, smart appearance, designer Bobby Gray from JP Glass Interiors collaborated with the Wilton design team to create two bespoke designs: “We based the carpet designs on two eye-catching patterns that I thought would work well with the hotel interiors,’” comments Bobby. “To make the designs suitable over large areas of flooring, we played with scale and colour using elegant and warm hues from the Wilton palette until we had the perfect solution.”

    The floor of the O’Dea’s bar is now covered with a dynamic carpet, showing soft lilac and charcoal grey waves underpinned with a vivid black and maroon striped check, giving the appearance of depth. Continuing the flowing theme into the restaurant, an arresting scarlet design greets diners complete with black and white branches fanning across the room, injecting a contemporary edge suitable for Radisson venues and adding a touch of welcoming warmth.

    In a sturdy 8-row axminster construction, the jacquard-woven carpets have provided both areas of the hotel with a luxurious finish built to last. Bobby continues; “For carpets to stay looking good in high traffic areas such as hotel restaurants and bars, they have to be of exceptional quality and Wilton Carpets Commercial have met this brief completely. Brought to life with excellent clarity of colour, the new carpets at the Radisson will look incredible whether it at breakfast, lunch or dinner service.”

    Daniel Fountain / 20.05.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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