One Warwick Park – Opulence at number one
Purely the epitome of ‘contemporary elegance’, One Warwick Park is a stunning 39-room hotel that has just been unveiled in Tunbridge Wells’ historic Pantiles district.
The new property has been designed by HMY architects in collaboration with interior architects KTB and interior designers Envy London. Offering a chic and modern interior design, all of the rooms, suites and entertainment spaces ensure guests an unforgettable experience.
Creatively designed, the hotel inhabits a reimagined brew house and schoolhouse, taking the previously disjointed structures and creating a harmonious and unified building. Connecting the two buildings is an impressive feature gallery space, with a stylish, shifting canvas of showcases from local, national and international artists.
“Our biggest challenge, is now our greatest achievement,” said Melanie Ellis, Director of Envy London.
“Creating the gallery space has been a true feat of engineering with builders BJBabb Ltd taking the building down to basement level, and then sub-basement level – no easy accomplishment in a busy town centre – creating a unique link connecting buildings old and new.
“The task of marrying the new with the period building and its features has been a success. We embraced the irregularities of the period architecture to create a very special property, full of charm.”
Focusing on comfort, the bedrooms and suites at One Warwick Park are promised to show that every little detail of the guest experience has been considered, from lighting to linen.
“We started with a list of everything that irritated us about staying at a hotel from poor lighting and badly designed bathrooms, to sockets in the wrong place and confusing directions. We then analysed a guest’s practical requirements ensuring we created a comfortable, functional and relaxing environment, where guests would feel calm and cosseted. It is this level of attention to detail which makes One Warwick Park different to the usual ‘identikit’ hotels,” added Melanie.
Conveying individuality and intrigue, each guest room at the hotel displays a neutral palette of five different colour schemes and the addition of beautiful, bespoke furnishings sourced from local ateliers reinforces the distinctive and contemporary style.
To appeal to a range of clientele, a variety of room types are available such as those ideal for families, honeymooners and business travellers. The Duplex Suite overlooking the charming Kent cobbles, combines period features such as a listed staircase, with a fresh, elegant design perfect for bridal parties or families.
Offering a private landscaped terrace, the three Deluxe Balcony rooms present delightful views over Tunbridge Wells’ tapestry of assorted architecture.
All bedrooms come with a King or Super King bed with locally, hand-finished furnishings, large flat screen TVs, plush Temple Spa toiletries, complimentary refreshments and W-Fi. Double rooms are priced from £99 per night.
At the heart of the hotel is an impressive double height atrium – a light, flexible space for entertainment and fun. Four additional spots are in place for dining and drinking throughout the day; these are a resident’s lounge, the terrace, a cosy snug for guests to unwind, and the 75-cover restaurant known as L’AMORE, headed by well-respected Chef Marco Goldin.
The private dining area and range of meeting and licensed events spaces offer flexibility for celebrations and corporate gatherings of up to 180 people.
The Old School House is a 140m² function room that presents a minimalistic approach, yet with elegance and style. A white backdrop introduces a clean, up-to-date touch to the retained 19th Century timber vaults and 15ft arched windows creating a cohesive space filled with light and vitality.
In conjunction with the classic approach to the interiors, One Warwick Park’s staff uniforms have been designed by French couture designer and stylist to the stars Nicole Manier.
“The uniform compliments the hotel’s contemporary interior while being comfortable and stylish. The slim-fit suits are made from 100% superfine navy-blue Merino wool paired with crisp white cotton shirts with a classic herringbone weave and gold silk ties and scarves. The result is a cool, classic, elegant ensemble,” Nicole commented.
According to Louise Clark, Managing Director of Markerstudy Leisure, owner-operators of One Warwick Park:
“Every element of the hotel has been carefully crafted and curated to ensure our guests enjoy a superlative experience. We want it to feel like their home from home, where comfort, ease and beauty are priorities.”
South Eastern Carpentry Ltd
South Eastern Carpentry Ltd specialise in the design development, manufacture, factory finishing (as necessary) and installation of carpentry, bespoke furniture & joinery, ironmongery, timber glazed screens and all associated work.
The company recently worked on One Warwick Park in Tunbridge Wells and were responsible for the design development, manufacture, factory finishing and installation of the refined, bespoke furniture and elegant joinery, together with all associated ironmongery.
Gary Dines (MD) from SEC commented: “This project allows us to show case our ability to assist clients in realising their bespoke joinery and furniture aspirations.”
SEC has been in operation for 31 years and has worked with a variety of major and minor construction companies working across the entire spectrum of the industry. Projects worked on by the company include The Marlowe Academy, Berry Brothers & Rudd, Phillips Art Gallery (30 Berkeley Square) and the European flagship store in Hamburg for Abercrombie and Fitch.
Gary added: “As a company we pride ourselves in promoting a client focused partnering philosophy to ensure our clients enjoy a sustained confidence and comfort their requirements are receiving our undivided attention.”
For more information please visit www.secarpentry.co.uk