Chester boutique hotel set for history-inspired makeover

George Sell By George Sell
08 September 2017 | Updated 08 September 2017

UK: The Bridge Street Townhouse in Chester is set to undergo a £250,000 transformation.

The property will be rebranded The Townhouse, and in a nod to the city's past, will have the iconic Roman soldier's helmet, a bronze galea, as its new logo.

The Townhouse, which is located in a Grade II listed Georgian building, is situated within the historic Roman city. It will see 30 of its bedrooms given a makeover. The gym and former offices will be converted into a multi-roomed 'Group Pad', aimed at the hen and stag party market in the city. An annex to the rear of the property, which can be hired exclusively and sleeps 24 people.

Interior designer Patricia Hewlett said: "Chester's historical setting is so significant and something we wanted to treasure and embrace with the Townhouse refurbishment. We are in a beautifully designed Georgian townhouse so we also never wanted to be cliche or obvious when it came to the designs - it was important to keep it classic but modern at the same time and we can't wait to unveil the results."

The Townhouse will officially relaunch in November after the first phase of works is complete; which includes a redesign of the courtyard to the rear of the property and a new Roman-inspired lounge and breakfast area.

Steven Hesketh of Know Collection, who acquired the site in July, said: "We've been overwhelmed with the response to The Townhouse since we bought it - we've been inundated with new bookings and there's rarely been a quiet day. What we want now is to bring it up to Know Collection standards - making it an individual business with its own unique identity with the help of our expert team who have a great eye for detail and a passion for bringing a brand to life."

Works are expected to be completed in 2018.

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