Miniview: The Drayton Manor Hotel

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    The Drayton Manor Hotel is located in Tamworth, Staffordshire and sits in the old estate of Drayton Manor Park. Purchased in 1790 by Sir Robert Peel, the Drayton Manor house (built in 1835) no longer exists and the grand house was demolished in 1929 with only the clock tower left standing as a reminder of the park’s relatively short history.The Drayton Manor Theme Park as we know it today started life in 1950 with one restaurant, a tea room, three hand operated rides, six rowing boats and some dodgems with a small zoo opened in 1954. Gradually through the years, more attractions were added and in 2010, work began on the Drayton Manor Park Hotel.

    The four-star hotel has recently celebrated its first “birthday” and boasts that, on average, 200 people stay there each night in its 150 rooms. Perhaps it is due to how many of HotelDesigns’ Directory suppliers were involved with the project! AMS Group supplied bedroom furniture, Contra Curtains Limited supplied the curtains and soft furnishings, Hypnos Limited – Contract Division supplied the incredibly comfortable beds and Hillswood Furniture provided the tub chairs and tables in the guestrooms.

    Reception is fairly light and open and contains an enclosed Thomas & Friends™ model carousel and characters. There is a central seating area in brown leather with a few bean bags scattered on the floor for children or the spritely. The reception desk is visible from the main entrance with a short corridor to the right which leads to the Parklands Restaurant, Parklands Brasserie, Carousel Bar and Conference areas. To the left of reception are the stairs to bedrooms and the lift lobby. Beyond the reception desk is a large garden with plenty of outdoor seating on wooden decking and a children’s play park across the grass.

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    Daniel Fountain / 14.10.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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