North Lakes Hotel & Spa refurbishment
The North Lakes Hotel & Spa in Penrith has recently undergone a refurbishment which includes an upgrade to the restaurant and bar, reception area, gym, ground floor meeting room, breakout space and all bedrooms and external areas, as well as undertaking a £175,000 transformation of the sites gym.
Restaurant and Bar Fyr is described as ‘unlike anything else in the area’, as the cooking centres around an open fire within the restaurant where meat and fish are grilled in front of guests. As part of the restaurant refurbishment walls were taken out, timber was been stripped back and revived, all furniture was removed and replaced and decorators created a new look and feel. There are now booth seating areas that are perfect for families and groups and around the restaurant there are features that grab the customer’s attention, including a rowing boat hanging from the beams and a floor to ceiling hand painted mural of a Lakeland scene.
A major milestone of the refurbishment was the installation of the grill, which was made bespoke for North Lakes Hotel & Spa. A former private dining area was also brought into the mainstream restaurant and the existing fireplace is being used for the grill.
General Manager Anthony Penny said: “The design is incredible and very much in keeping with the local area. We’ve even changed the entranceway to the restaurant by extending the mezzanine area and relocating stairs so there is a much better view.”
Fyr opened to the public in May.
The Hotel & Spa’s gym has also undergone a transformation with the whole gym being redesigned with everything brand new – from the floor and walls to all of the equipment inside of the gym. The hotel is also making the best use of connected technology by introducing state-of-the-art technology equipment so individuals can track their workouts on cardio, strength and functional machines.
Spa Manager Jo Brown said: “This is the most substantial investment that has been made in the gym and we are delighted with how it has come together.
“We have the best equipment on the market, which is fantastic news for all our members. They will be able to connect their phones to track workouts and get reports sent directly to them so they can keep track of how they are doing. We’re also able to offer leagues to everyone, which will appeal to anyone who is competitive.”
For those who don’t have a mobile phone, the gym offers wristbands with the same connected technology.
Re-opened on 7 April, the newly renovated gym facilities add to the already popular spa, pool, treatment rooms and relaxation lounge.
Work on the refurbishment was undertaken by Thwaites interior designer Rachel Wootton, in conjunction with JS Design Partnership.