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A ‘Beacon’ in Hertfordshire

Down Hall Country House Hotel, Hertfordshire

As one of the most luxurious hotels in Hertfordshire, Down Hall Country House Hotel is a stunning destination situated just 45 minutes from central London.

Dating back to 1322, the beautiful mansion hotel is surrounded by 110 acres of woodland, parkland and landscaped garden and is the ideal venue for weddings, dinners, conferences and events.

Keen to keep the hotel at the forefront of the hospitality sector, work has recently completed on the refurbishment of the hotel’s West Wing, providing guests with the best possible night’s stay. Work began on the project in the final quarter of 2013 and made great progress, reaching completion in March 2014. Beacon, which helps businesses in the hospitality sector grow their profitability, was the project manager on the works, continuing the great working relationship that has developed between the hotel and itself.

Beacon provides thoroughly considered, well planned solutions for businesses, delivered to meet specifications and budget. The company has a flexible approach to work, providing a range of services alongside its flagship purchasing offering, including design and refurbishment, consultancy and e-business, which all aim to bring together the best products and solutions with sector expertise to meet customers’ individual needs.

Down Hall Country House Hotel, Hertfordshire

Speaking to Premier Hospitality about the recent works, Beacon Director of Operations, Paul Connelly, said:

“We have been working with Down Hall Country House Hotel for a number of years now, so once we developed our design services the hotel was able to tap into this area of our business.”

With work now complete on Down Hall Country House Hotel’s West Wing, additional works will take place at the hotel. This phase of work will see new furniture installed into the health and fitness areas of the hotel, including new TV equipment for the gym, whilst function rooms will be given a makeover.

Paul said:

“The refurbishment of Down Hall Country House Hotel’s West Wing has been a very positive project for us, one which showcases what Beacon is capable of doing. We are best known for our purchasing services, but this project allows us to demonstrate our project management design skills.

“This is a prestigious hotel and we are pleased to be associated with Down Hall Country House Hotel.”

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Down Hall Country House Hotel, Hertfordshire

Portobello Art

Portobello Art is an artwork consultant with more than 25 years of experience in the interior design, hotel and leisure industries. The company provides technical expertise and in-house design capabilities, taking schemes from the concept stage through to manufacture and installation.

Specialising in producing bespoke artwork, Portobello Art design, source and manufacture images to meet a detailed brief, whilst as digital printers the company can create any image in any size or colour to fit a scheme based on style, colour and theme. Working with interior designers and hotel groups on a regular basis, Portobello Art understand not only the pressures of rollout programmes and opening deadlines but also the importance of ensuring budgets are met.

Clients for Portobello Art include Premier Inn, Holiday Inn, Hilton, Ramada, GLH Thistle Hotels and CenterParcs, amongst others. Working on Downhall Country House Hotel, Portobello Art was responsible for the framed artwork as well as all the mirrors and the project marked the second time that the company had worked with Beacon.

Richard Lewis, Managing Director, said:

“It is great to work on a boutique hotel like Downhall Country House Hotel, which offers something a little different from the brand hotels.”

Down Hall Country House Hotel, Hertfordshire

Richard added:

“At Portobello Art we understand that every customer and every project is different. We will work together with our clients to develop and create artwork that is innovative and practical and stands out from the crowd whether for a single project or for brand rollouts. Our main objective is to achieve total customer satisfaction.”


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