Courtyard by Marriott 4-Star Hotel Location City: Keele, UK

Sectors:
Leisure, Hospitality
Services:
Architecture, Interiors
Studios:
Manchester
Client:
Mill Lane Estates and Marrick

Certifications:

A full-service hotel to complement Keele’s university and conference centre.

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Key Info

Includes:
Bar, restaurant, gym, lounge spaces, coffee shop, library and amenity areas
Area:
150-key hotel
Status:
Opened in February 2021

A range of spaces for dining, working and relaxing

This 150-key, 4-Star hotel is at the heart of the Keele University Science & Innovation park, which is undergoing an ambitious redevelopment programme. The hotel boasts a generous restaurant for all-day dining and a bar with a range of lounge spaces, providing space for guests to dine, relax or work.

Brand-aligned design

Our team designed the bespoke gym facility and separate coffee shop at ground floor to complement the guest amenities of the hotel. Throughout the hotel, we have designed bespoke furniture, fixtures and fittings within the overall brand guidelines. These include a feature sliding screen to the breakfast area which can be closed off to create a more sophisticated atmosphere for evening dining, a scholars' library area and elegant reeded wall panels.

Spacious and comfortable rooms in warm tones

The hotel rooms are spacious, light and comfortable, offering a range of standard twins, doubles, wheelchair accessible and larger suites and family rooms to provide for all guest requirements. The interior design continues the natural warm tones used in the public areas at ground floor, with light oak timber joinery and soft grey tones to complement the accent colours of the locally inspired artwork and furnishings.

Collaborative effort

The project was developed by JV client team Mill Lane Estates and Marrick, who worked closely with the University and Science Park Estates team to deliver the project. Chapman Taylor supported the development of the early architectural concept by Studio KMA before taking the project forward and developing the interior design concept and detailed design for the hotel through to completion.

Chapman Taylor supported the development of the early architectural concept by Studio KMA before taking the project forward and developing the interior design concept and detailed design for the hotel through to completion.

L-R: Bar design concept CGI, Breakfast area, gym

Andrew Carroll

Director, UK

Since joining Chapman Taylor in 2002, Andy has been involved in the design and delivery of major projects across a range of sectors including mixed-use, office, residential, hospitality, retail and leisure.

Andy has considerable experience at all stages of design with a particular expertise in leading design teams through the detailed design and delivery stages of large, complex projects. He enjoys working collaboratively as part of a team with a creative and positive approach to his work. As a UK Board Director, Andy oversees project delivery and helps to define and implement our core values across the UK.

Areas of expertise:

Mixed-use / Office / Residential / Hospitality / Retail / Leisure / Design Management / Delivery

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