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    Case study: Why Hotel Indigo Bath chose Hamilton Litestat

    When finding the balance between contemporary and classic, Hotel Indigo Bath ‘fell in love’ with Hamilton’s Hartland CFX wiring accessories in Antique Brass – and here’s why…

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    Just a stone’s throw from the vibrant city centre, Hotel Indigo Bath provides a unique stay in the historic Somerset location famed for culture, architecture, literature, and romance. Set in a stunning grade one listed Georgian terrace, the hotel features 166 guestrooms, of which no two rooms are the same.

    As with all Hotel Indigo venues, the boutique hotel has been renovated to reflect the charm and character of its local surroundings. Mixing contemporary design with a traditional 18th Century twist, the Georgian building caters for all the requirements of a modern guest while telling the historic story of the city’s architectural and literary influences.

    Exterior image of Hotel Indigo Bath

    Image credit: Hotel Indigo Bath/IHG

    The guestrooms inside the hotel have one of five different design themes: Romance and Mischief, Architectural Beauty, Literary Hideaway, Garden Rooms, and The Vault Rooms.

    The Romance and Mischief rooms look back to the famous Debutante Season in Bath and the afternoon teas and grand balls that inspired literary depictions of the city. These rooms put a modern and abstract twist on the era’s romantic promises and frivolity, but also draw attention to the mischievous gambling culture that was commonplace in Georgian society.

    The Architectural Beauty Rooms accentuate the building’s period features and reflect the city’s stunning architecture. The rooms benefit from high ceilings and walls lined with ornate ceiling sconce covers that revive the elegance of the Georgian period.

    Bath influenced the writings of Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and Mary Shelley, amongst many others, and the Literary Hideaway Rooms feature décor inspired by novels and a traditional writer’s bureau that provides the perfect spot for guests to lose themselves in a book, or be inspired to write their own story.

    Within a newly built extension, the Garden Rooms overlook the hotel’s garden terrace, bringing the outside view indoors with light and airy nature-inspired design, while incorporating modern features to create a warm and comfortable environment.

    And finally, the Vault Rooms are set within the building’s 18th Century vaults. The vaulted Bath stone ceilings and traditional black timber finishes are softened with delicate lighting and underfloor heating to create cosy and atmospheric guest suites.

    “Hotel Indigo Bath sought a decorative range of wiring accessories that offered modern conveniences and services to its guests, but would be sympathetic to the building’s period features.”

    The brief

    To support its thorough refurbishment, Hotel Indigo Bath sought a decorative range of wiring accessories that offered modern conveniences and services to its guests, but would be sympathetic to the building’s period features. To be installed within all 166 guest rooms for continuity, the wiring accessories also needed to complement all five design themes.

    The solution

    Hamilton Litestat was the supplier chosen with its popular Hartland CFX plate selected in Antique Brass with Black inserts to equip all of the guestrooms.

    The Hartland CFX plate has a sophisticated, contemporary design with soft edges and a screwless faceplate thanks to Hamilton’s patented four-point clipping system that conceals the fixings. While elegant in appearance, the design is also robust, making it suited to the high demands of the hotel industry. The choice of Antique Brass finish gives the contemporary design a classic flair and reflects the traditional-meets-contemporary décor scheme that permeates the Hotel Indigo Bath.

    Image of cut-out switch plates in luxury suite

    Image credit: IHG/Veerle Evens

    At the main entrance to each guestroom, a Grid Fix 4-Gang plate controls the master light switch, bathroom light and features two LEDIT-B100 rotary dimmers for softer lighting options.

    Beside each bed, dual switched sockets are equipped with two 2.4A USB Ultra charging outlets to provide easy and accessible charging functionality for smart devices, a modern convenience expected by today’s guests. Positioned alongside is a 2-Gang 2-Way Rocker Switch plate to control the bedside lighting.

    In the same Hartland CFX design with distinguished Antique Brass finish, power is distributed throughout the rooms with 1-Gang and 2-Gang Switched Sockets. Meanwhile, in the larger suites these are supported by a 4-Gang Aperture Sheer Floor Plate housing dual USB charging outlets and an Unswitched Socket to provide further charging capability.

    The Result:

    The Hamilton wiring accessories within Hotel Indigo Bath complement the boutique hotel’s refined décor that blends traditional with contemporary design and modern convenience. The wiring accessories are in-keeping with the architecture while also providing robust and innovative functionality.

    A guestroom inside Hotel Indigo Bath and cut out images of Hamilton products

    Image credit: IHG/Veerle Evens

    According to the hotel’s manager, Nicola Fender, the switch plates were the perfect fit for the project. “The rooms look stunning, with the wiring accessories fitting our décor and functionality requirements perfectly,” she said. “The design of the switch plates and sockets delivers the exact look needed, and provides a robust finish that will cope with the wear and tear anticipated of a hotel environment. The finished setting is a delightful place to relax, and the process of specification, ordering and delivery was smooth and seamless despite dealing with lockdown restrictions as a result of Covid-19. We couldn’t be happier, and we look forward to welcoming the many guests that will appreciate these fitting features.”

    Hamilton Litestat is one of our Recommended Suppliers and regularly features in our Supplier News section of the website. If you are interested in becoming one of our recommended suppliers, please email Katy Phillips.

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    Main image credit: IHG/Veerle Evens

    Hamish Kilburn / 27.01.2021

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