A complete carpet solution at the luxurious Crowne Plaza Colchester

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    As a preferred supplier for AB Hotels, Lano Flooring Solutions was called upon to provide carpet throughout the 194-bedroom Colchester Five Lakes Resort.

    Now run by worldwide hotel group, Crowne Plaza, the Colchester Five Lakes Resort is the first of its kind in the UK for the chain and provides sporting and conference facilities, luxurious accommodation and fine dining for business and pleasure travellers. Working closely with AB Hotels and Richard Daniels Design (RDD) to develop a suitable flooring scheme, Lano Flooring Solutions manufactured and supplied carpet for guestrooms, corridors and public areas, varying construction and wear quality to provide maximum value from the 5,000m2 of carpet required.

    For public areas and corridors, Lano Flooring Solutions manufactured a total of 2,500m2 of bespoke axminster carpets. Working from provisional sketches from RDD, Lano finalised patterns and colours before weaving five different contemporary designs in an 80% wool 20% nylon mix for maximum durability and appearance retention. Ranging from linear designs to full blown circular motifs, the bespoke carpets are varied, reflecting the diverse usage of public areas throughout the hotel.

    Within corridors, 1,700m2 of 10-row has been installed to cope with the wear from narrow traffic lanes, while high footfall levels and wear experienced in 800m2 of public areas is being combatted by an 11-row construction, currently one of the most durable axminster carpet constructions available.

    Within the bedrooms of Colchester Five Lakes, Lano turned its attention to the value-orientated tufted graphics with the Suite collection specified in a 1,100g/m2 pile weight. Again, in a performance combination of 80% wool 20% nylon, the carpet provides a durable solution for less intensive areas such as bedrooms, helping to maximise value throughout the location.

    Kevin Beasant, UK Contract Sales Manager, Lano Flooring Solutions, said:

    “Set in over 300 acres, in close proximity to London and with two 18-hole golf courses and a spa, the Crowne Plaza Colchester Five Lakes Resort stands apart as a destination for business and pleasure travellers looking for a luxurious place to stay with some of the finest facilities in the South East of England.With this in mind, it is imperative that the flooring throughout the venue reflects the ambience and quality of the establishment and so working closely with AB Hotels and RDD we developed a scheme that maximised value where suitable and provided durability where necessary. Using both stock and bespoke qualities, the scheme provides the Crowne Plaza Colchester Five Lakes resort with a carpet that makes for an environment that is welcoming and purposeful.”

    For further information on all Lano carpet ranges, freephone 00800 5266 5266 or visit www.lano.com

    Daniel Fountain / 15.02.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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