Richmond Hill Hotel has recently seen a complete refurbishment of the annexe guestroom wing, resulting in a selection of plush, well-equipped rooms with comfort and style in mind.
Located in the charming town of Richmond, Surrey, Richmond Hill is a four star hotel that accommodates for business and leisure visits.
Only seven miles from Central London, London’s West End and Heathrow Airport, the hotel is situated ideally within a short distance from all of these amenities and more. Richmond Hill Hotel boasts meeting and event rooms as well as a marvellous leisure centre, for guests to make the most out of during their stay. Free Wi-Fi is available to guests throughout the entire hotel.
The classic Georgian hotel presents great history, character and charm. The oldest part dates back to 1726, and now hosts Pembrokes Bar and Restaurant. With 149 bedrooms including Doubles, Executives and Suites, there is a room suitable for every guest. Ideal for business meetings and events, the hotel offers 15 meeting rooms, the largest with a capacity of 180 people theatre-style.
Rooms in the hotel vary in shape and size, maintaining the character of the building. All rooms and suites are air-conditioned, with en-suite, have wireless broadband access, and include complimentary access to Cedars Health and Leisure Club. Bedrooms also boast comfy Goose down duvets, mattress toppers and pillows – perfect for a snug night’s sleep.
Leading hotel architects Dexter Moren Associates worked on the refurbishments alongside main contractor County Contractors, to produce a successful and timely end product. The project began on site in January 2015 and the developments were finalised in July, before becoming available for public use.
Premier Hospitality spoke to Freya Jones, at Dexter Moren Associates to discover a little more information on the hotel project. Freya said:
“The interior design concept of the new rooms is of a contemporary style referencing the local character of Richmond whilst tying in seamlessly with the traditional styling of the main hotel. Dexter Moren Associates have designed a new bathroom layout with sliding glass partitions that increase the sense of space in the room when the bathroom is not in use.
“The exterior finishes of the building that we worked on includes existing brickwork with new PPC metal bay window enclosures. These bay windows create additional area within the guestrooms whilst providing a cosy niche where you can work at the rich walnut designer desk or relax in a freestanding bath.”
Situated on the ground of Richmond Hill Hotel, the Cedars Health and Leisure Club provides the perfect opportunity for visitors to unwind and rejuvenate. Guests have complimentary access to a 20 x 8 metre indoor pool, spa pool, sauna, steam room, gymnasiums, aerobics studio and sun decks and gardens. An attractive conservatory café bar also allows for guests to enjoy drinks whilst admiring the scenery.
When asked if there were any restrictions with the developments, Freya replied:
“Builders had to be sensitive to the adjacent health club which shared the car park. The remainder of the hotel was still in operation during the construction period and works had to be scheduled around the hotel’s programme.”
Presenting elegance and sophistication, the Ballroom and Richmond Room lead the Surrey hotel to also be a great wedding venue. The fabulous views from the famous Richmond Terrace act as a stunning backdrop for any wedding album.
“The upgrading of the guestrooms in the annexe block brought the standard of the rooms in line with those in the listed part of the hotel – it was a great project to work on.”
Dining at Richmond Hill Hotel means contemporary food, comprising an enticing selection of British and European dishes using the finest seasonal ingredients. Best described as ‘Modern British’ the food also has a French twist due to the French Head Chef in the kitchen. The hotel presents a small patio area, ideal for guests to relax and enjoy a drink before or after dinner.
A range of starts on the menu include bread and oil, soup of the day, smoked salmon buckwheat blinis and the classic prawn cocktail. Mouth-watering mains include grilled salmon with sweet teriyaki sauce, rib eye steak with homemade onion rings and triple cooked chips and Scotch beef and mushroom pie served with creamed mash, sautéed French beans and Merlot jus. The selection of irresistible desserts includes white and dark chocolate truffle with coulis and raspberry mille feuille, plus more.
Heal’s trade department creates tailored, design led projects for a range of fields, from hotels and restaurants to commercial and residential projects. Trade is the latest addition to a business that has been operating since 1810, during which time Heal’s has become renowned as a pioneer of modern design.
Heal’s Trade have collaborated with an eclectic mix of interior designers and businesses, with recent projects including furnishing all 75 rooms at the Richmond Hill Hotel , Forge & Co.’s West End brasserie and the stunning show flats at Corner House.
Speaking to Premier Hospitality, Madeleine Rasmussen, Trade Co-ordinator at Heal’s, explained:
“From the initial design right through to installation, our team is on hand to ensure a tailored service. This was the case with Richmond Hill, which involved pulling together a wide range of products from our extensive collection, including mattresses, divans and sofas, as well as partner brands such as Ligne Roset, Matthew Hilton, Anglepoise and Riva 1920.
With a reputation for delivering innovative, contemporary design, our motto at Heal’s is ‘good design, well made’. This statement perfectly encapsulates the driving force behind everything we do.”