Liverpool based Titanic Hotel has been open for just over a year and has already received recognition from 2015’s Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.
The Hotel’s elegant, luxurious Stanley’s Bar & Grill has been entered into the awards as recognition for the space’s innovative design scheme.
Premier Hospitality caught up with Maria Rice from ADI Studio who were commissioned to provide the interior design scheme for the hotel’s 153 bedrooms, reception lounge, Stanley’s, the Rum conference centre and basement vaulted spa facilities.
Maria and her team have worked with the clients before hand and so were pleased to be brought on board with the scheme in February 2013. Maria commented:
“The hotel is housed in a Grade II Listed brick warehouse in Stanley Dock which is part of the UNESCO Heritage site in Liverpool. The whole collection of buildings within the site, and particularly the warehouse history in Stanley Dock, brings a unique aspect to the hotel.
“The immense scale of the building, the ceilings heights and width of the bedrooms and corridors was somewhat a challenge, as well as a luxury, when it came to designing the hotel fit out. One of our main challenges was to create intimate spaces within the bays of the public spaces while retaining the overall scale of the room and keeping the view of the entire vaulted brick ceiling in all its glory.”
The multi-functional Stanley’s Bar and Grill boasts an open kitchen allowing diners to watch as the team prepare their food. The venue comprises a large family dining table and relaxed terrace tables enabling each diner to choose the ideal location for their meals.
Diners can peruse Stanley’s wares and choose one of the mouthwatering meals available including nibbles from the Dip In section of the menu comprising Humus, Smoked Mackerel Pate and Duck Confit, or for those with a voracious appetite maybe one of the steak dishes From The Grill will whet your appetite.
Guests can also enjoy Afternoon Tea at Stanley’s and sample the delicious pastries, sandwiches, scones and delightful pots of tea.
Maria explained how much it meant to be involved in a scheme like this and be entered into the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards:
“It is great to be able to celebrate such a project with my design peers; good designers appreciate good design.
“We participate in joint ventures with architectural practices on an ongoing basis. This relationship presents a seamless link between the interior and exterior of our projects and is essential to historical properties where our enthusiastic and sympathetic eye for detail is matched with the technical knowledge of the architectural and conservation consultants with whom we work.
“Working on projects such as Stanley Dock is a privilege and an extremely rewarding experience. We relish these kinds of projects and take great joy in working on them with other design team members who are equally as passionate about a successfully design outcome.”