HANBURY MANOR MARRIOTT HOTEL & COUNTRY CLUB
Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club Unveils Its Plans For A £1.7m Investment To Renovate Its Meeting & Event Space Ready For April 2018
The investments to Hanbury Manor continue well into 2018 with a renovation project directed by Award Winning Lucid Interior Design to enhance the unique and impressive meeting and event facilities. The project aim is to celebrate the hotel’s rich history and enhances its “sense of place” in terms of both location and heritage.
Hanbury Manor’s location and magnificent setting make it a premium choice for meeting and event planners searching for a destination of true distinction and for couples seeking a fairy-tale wedding venue.
Robert Hanbury – a senior partner in Truman, Hanbury and Buxton, one of the biggest brewing firms in London at that time – inherited Hanbury Manor in 1847. He was a keen horticulturist, and, in 1865, engaged James II to construct a conservatory, fernery and dropping well. It is also known that he built a rose garden, as part of his work at Poles Park, and there can be little doubt as to its provenance. Rose gardens were one of the firm’s specialities, frequently featuring a quatrefoil design within the garden fountains. Hanbury Manor was no exception once hosting a magnificent quatrefoil basin water fountain in the now removed Rose Garden. (see images below taken in1872).
Simon Andrade, Managing Director of Lucid Interior Design says, “The quatrefoil is a geometric form that allows us to develop, modernise and refresh the conference and events areas within Hanbury Manor. With an unparalleled relevance and an opportunity to bring back a part of the history that is so deep within Hanbury Manor, this form can blend the details and allow us to create something very special.”
The enhancements to the meetings and events space will bring a contemporary and modern uplift including the hotels three signature event rooms, i., Poles Hall which was formally the chapel during 1923 to 1986 when Hanbury Manor was run as a convent school, ii., Thundridge, formally the school Assembly Hall and iii., The Grade II Listed Garden Court Summer House and Conservatory which boasts impressive views into the original scented Walled Garden.
The main premise of the renovations is to create an events hub allowing meeting delegates to move between rooms with ease, to include engaging technology and flexible workspaces that inspire collaboration and creative solutions.
“This has been a major source of investment for the hotel and we are excited for our guests to see the new space once completed,” said General Manager Russell Prior.
“It is part of our wider commitment to providing our guests with the very best stay in technology and facilities whilst enjoying this magnificent setting.”
Ideally suited for offsite retreats, conferences and weddings the hotel’s largest renovated space, The Thundridge Suite, will offer a meeting room capacity of up to 200 guests theatre style, and Poles Hall will receive a contemporary facelift and a unique lighting system bringing a whole array of new effects into the former chapel. Many rooms will be equipped with innovative technology such as Write on Walls, ClickShare connectivity, LED screens, Bluetooth sound bars and an integrated event signage system.
Hand finished rugs; solid wooden floors and luxury upholstered furniture will take centre stage in the Assembly Hall, whilst bespoke carpets with subtle references to the local area of Ware and Thundridge are layered into the design.
A colour scheme of rich browns, steel blues, and polished copper cultivates a welcoming atmosphere which is also enhanced by the carefully selected artwork.