Jurys Inn refurbishments judged a success
Over the last five years, Jurys Inn Hotels has invested 75 million in its properties to ensure all locations have a contemporary look and feel, with comfortable and stylish new interiors.
The company has committed a further 26 million in investment across the group in 2017 so that by the end of the year, a significant number of hotels will have been transformed to ensure that their facilities are of a high standard and fully meet the needs of and expectations of guests.
Amongst the Jurys Inn hotels already refurbished with a brand new look in 2017 are those at Aberdeen Airport, Inverness and Brighton Waterfront – all of which have been commended by guests.
The works at all three venues were carried out by main contractors Edgewater Contracts, with Cunningham McLean as interior designers.
Jurys Inn Aberdeen Airport
Terry McAleavy, director of Cunningham McLean said: said: “The re-branded Jurys Inn Aberdeen Airport is a two storey building with a fairly large footprint and had suffered from a lack of investment for a number of years.
“Using a colour palette of greys and teal green, we significantly refurbished the hotel’s 147 bedrooms, including the introduction of new bespoke furniture, lighting, flooring, and re-decoration, as well as upgrading the bathrooms.”
The public areas were completely remodelled and refurbished, including the introduction of a new bar, reception desk and food counters, as well as new lighting, flooring, bespoke furniture and re-decoration using a palette of blues and golds, and introducing artwork related to the local area.
The banqueting and meeting rooms were also upgraded.
Terry McAleavy said: “The hotel attracted good reviews from customers and the client was happy with the result.”
Jurys Inn Inverness
Terry McAleavy said: “At the six storey Jurys Inn Inverness, the whole idea was to bring a more modern, warm and Scottish feeling into the building which is a typical 1960s property.”
The project included the refurbishment of the hotel’s 118 bedrooms, which were originally very dark with wood finishes. The new design introduced a much more modern look, using light grey and teal green as the main colour palette. The scheme included the installation of new carpets, lighting, flooring, bespoke furniture and TVs, as well as upgrading all of the electrical services. The bathrooms were also significantly upgraded.
The public areas had already been refurbished fairly recently, and so required only a ‘lighter touch’ including the introduction of a new reception desk and the upgrading of the bar area – which dramatically improved the look of these spaces. The works included the installation of new furniture, lighting, flooring, re-decoration and new artwork.
The meeting rooms and banqueting area were also upgraded with new furniture, lighting, carpeting and re-decoration.
The project commenced in January 2016 and was completed just before Christmas.
Terry McAleavy said: “The client says that trading has improved and the hotel has been given very good reviews from guests who are delighted, so the project has been very successful.”
Both the Aberdeen and Inverness projects were carried out at the same time.
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront is also sporting an impressive brand new look following an extensive £5.6 million re-branding and transformation.
The 210-bedroom hotel on Kings Road was previously known to many as ‘Thistle Brighton’.
The works included the comprehensive renovation and re-design of the hotel’s 210 bedrooms. All bedrooms, including Deluxe and Penthouse bedrooms, now come fully equipped with free WiFi, spacious en-suite bathroom, flat screen TV and exclusive DREAM bed by Jurys Inn, designed to offer unparalleled levels of comfort, ensuring the perfect night’s sleep.
Terry McAleavy said: “Our work on this contract involved only the bedrooms, which were completely re-designed, including the introduction of all new furniture, new TVs and joinery, as well as the installation of new services including air conditioning, electrical re-wiring, new lighting and floor coverings, using a colour palette of cream and light blue.
“The bathrooms were also comprehensively upgraded, including the installation of vanity units and heated mirrors.
“The client was delighted with the project which has been very successful and has prompted a very positive customer reaction.”
The hotel’s public and lobby areas, were also refurbished including the Sea View Lounge which offers superb views of the seafront and Brighton Pier, as well as incorporating a private dining area.
In addition, all of the hotel’s function rooms have been refurbished. Ranging in size to host between 8 and 300 guests, each is fully equipped for all business needs.
The hotel’s function rooms have been comprehensively upgraded. These include The Noblesse room adjacent to the hotel bar, and with a capacity of 100 and The Renaissance Suite, on the lower ground floor, which can hold up to 220 guests.
Terry McAleavy concluded: “These three schemes were important projects for us for us, as Jurys Inn are a good company to work for. Edgewater contracts have carried out contracts for this client over a number of years and did a very good job on all of the schemes, completing the works on budget and on time.”
Edgewater Contracts specialise in providing a high quality bespoke joinery, refurbishment and fit-out service.
The company offer a first class professional service and pride themselves on completing projects in highly challenging environments to the tightest of programmes, with minimal disruption to clients’ business.
Jurys Inn offer great value, stylish and comfortable accommodation in the very best city centre locations throughout the UK, Ireland and Prague.
Jurys Inn operates 42 hotels, 36 under the Jurys Inn brand, three under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand, two under the Hilton Garden Inn brand and one under Hilton, all in city centre locations in the UK, Ireland and Czech Republic.