Dixon Interiors track record for refreshing and renewing hotels has been
further strengthened with three contracts from Starwood Capital in London worth £35 million. The first
two involve converting apart-hotels in Long Lane and Earls Court into the
Residence Inn by Marriott brand, while the third will see another apart-hotel upgraded
extended stay apart-hotels were previously operated by Think and Willmott Dixon
Interiors’ role includes transforming the rooms at Long Lane and Earls Court along
with front and back of house services into the new Residence Inn by Marriott
look. The apart-hotel concept is an emerging hotel sub-sector where the typical
facilities support an in room lounge, kitchen and mini diner.
apart-hotel concept is an emerging hotel sub-sector
underline Willmott Dixon Interiors’ experience of working in live hotel
environments, which includes a five year relationship with Travelodge that’s
seen it refurbish over 8500 hotel rooms to meet its latest brand standards,
most recently seen with its £4 million Farringdon contract.
hotel sector continues to grow with new entrants alongside existing companies
investing in brand refresh programmes. Willmott Dixon Interiors is delivering
hotel sector work worth £43 million including £1 million refurbishments for
three further Village hotels in the North with Willmott Dixon’s construction
arm building an additional new 154 bed Village Hotel Club in Portsmouth.
The company was
also behind Dorsett City Hotel adjacent to Aldgate underground station in
London, a new Premier Inn hotel in Beverley, Novotel in Brentford and Holiday
Inn on Commercial Road, in East London.
Hotel leader - Willmott Dixon also built the Novotel in Hounslow
Mike Hart, chief
operating officer at Willmott Dixon Interiors:
“Working in the hotel sector
is a specialist skill; we have over a 1,000 rooms in progress or completed
since mid-2016 with projects of all complexities and sizes. We are delighted to
bring our skill sets to help roll out Residence Inn by Marriott Apart-Hotels,
an exciting new concept for extended stay hotel customers.”