Oddfellows, Chester

Award winning boutique hotel, Oddfellows continues to evolve its unique signature style.  The first floor events space known affectionately as ‘The Grown Up Bar’ has been refurbished to enhance the space and reflect the sophisticated but quirky hotel brand values.  It combines humour with all the comfort and great service you would expect from a world class boutique hotel. 

We wanted to extend the link to the outdoors and nature but with a feeling of seclusion more suited to a private bar. It led to the idea of the glade – protected by a circle of trees with a clearing where the woodland’s best dressed residents meet!  The space features a new back bar installation inspired by a Georgian break-front bookcase, silver birch and log wallpaper, specially selected artwork, floral fabrics and accent cushions featuring flora, fauna and insect life.  A dramatic boxing hares willow sculpture was commissioned to form the centrepiece to the room and provide a great taking point.

 

Sarah Dougherty, manager of Oddfellows said: “We are truly delighted with the work that Louise has recently completed on our new Grown Up Bar. She has managed to bring to life the tongue-in-cheek humour and fun style that makes Oddfellows so unique to our customers.  Louise’s next project is our soon to be launched coach house which will offer a two bedroomed apartment in the city for longer stay guests, with all the style and amenities they could expect in the hotel itself.”

 

Being situated in a former coach house building the new Apartments by Oddfellows were inspired by an idea of whimsical travel.  The bedrooms feature stacked suitcase wallpaper, antique map lampshades, stable-door wardrobes and vintage balloon flight posters.

 

Oddfellows continues to grow from strength to strength, enjoying record occupancy figures in its first proper year of trading after a multi-million pound redevelopment in 2012. It was welcomed into the exclusive Mr and Mrs Smith marketing consortium, won Best Small Hotel of the Year in the Marketing Cheshire awards and will be entered into the Visit Britain awards as a result of its achievement.

 

Category : Bar & Apartments

Client : Oddfellows Hotel

Contract : Traditional

Date : Complete

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