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BEHIND THE SCENES: the newly unveiled Radisson Blu Hotel Nice, France

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Following the reopening of Radisson Blu, Nice, Hotel Designs caught up with design firm Trevillion to find out what challenges it faced when refurbishing both the guestrooms and meeting and events areas of the hotel…

Located on the famous Promenade des Anglais, Radisson Blu, Nice, has recently undergone monumental refurbishments as part of a colossal €12 million upgrade. Commencing in 2015, the hotel can now announce its completion which features new guestrooms, two new restaurants, upgraded public areas and a programme to enhance the hotel’s Meetings and Events space.

The visionary design firm behind the renovated guestrooms and M&E areas is Trevillion. “The location calls for an holistic approach to the interior design solutions providing a casual yet smart environment condusive to both leisure & corporate guests,” says Design Director at Trevellion, Frances Blackham.


Rooftop restaurant/bar overlooking striking Mediterranean views

The hotel now shelters more than 330 guestrooms, all offering a stylish and contemporary feel with a Mediterranean design that fits perfectly with the hotel’s seafront location.

Designing relevant interiors while remaining sensitive to the heritage of the building and the location it surrounds was one of the major challenges faced by Blackham and her team. To combat this, the designers turned their attention to natural elements. “We have used a clever use of new intelligent material types in the guestrooms, which is married with simple detailing and encompassing all the facilities expected by the international traveller,” explains Blackham. “This has transformed many existing elements retained within the rooms and delivers a new aesthetic and meets the expectations of the Radisson Blu brand.”

Guestroom with natural tones and light interiors

The now bright and spacious guestrooms are dressed in natural tones with grey and blue accents, providing a clean and fresh feel. In-room technology is enhanced with the addition of smart TV’s.

Faced to re-imagine the interiors of the M&E areas, Trevillion’s main task was to create a light, airy atmosphere without the luxury of natural light to play with. “A windowless environment required an approach that would deliver a unique appeal across the hospitality sector,” Blackham explains. “Illuminated artwork together with a neutral pallatte delivers a fresh upbeat environment for both functions and corporate use.”

To add to the overall transformation of the hotel, the public areas and lobby have been fully renovated and the ground floor bar and restaurant, Le 223, is sporting a sleek new look. Meanwhile, Calade restaurant, is superbly positioned on the hotel’s rooftop and offers some of the finest views of the Côte d’Azur.

Large meeting area at the hotel

Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted unveils new meetings & event space

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Ahead of it being the venue of the 20th Anniversary of Hotel Summit next month, the Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted unveils fully refurbished meeting and event spaces…

Located just 500m from Stansted Airport and a short walk from the new Stansted Arrivals building launching in 2020, Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted blends sophisticated design within its newly refurbished modern meeting facilities.

Following a £660k investment in the meetings & events facilities as part of a wider £6 million project, the hotel is now home to the largest meeting and event space in the area. Interior Design firm Trevillion were appointed to create a contemporary interior solution to meet the high demands of today’s corporate clientele. “Our scheme delivers a crisp colour palate, integrating “lifestyle” breakout facilities all conducive to today’s business community,” says Frances Blackham, design director at Trevillion.

“The simple furnishings and detailing is embellished with art inspired by the hotels identity as part of the London Stansted environment,” added Blackham.

Modifications have been made to the main ballroom space known as the Essex Suite, increasing its capacity to 350 people for dinner and 600 for theatre style presentations. In addition, there are now two new spaces dedicated to meeting breaks, offering fully furnished networking spaces.

A retractable wall and mobile bar allow convenient flexibility in the standard meetings rooms and rooms may be configured dependent on the client’s needs and meeting specifications.

All meeting rooms have been upgraded with high quality wireless internet and new tables and chairs. The larger meeting rooms also feature advanced Barco Clickshare systems. With a focus on allowing natural light to enter the space, the spacious and intelligent meeting rooms are the ideal location for business meetings and even themed leisure events.

The now sold out Hotel Summit takes place on June 4 to 5, 2018.

If you are a hotelier and would like to attend the 20th anniversary of the Hotel Summit, there are still limited spaces available on first serve basis.

For more information and what to expect from the two-day event click here