Unwin Jones Partnership have reached the shortlist for the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014. Their entry, ‘Brimstone at Langdale’ has been shortlisted in the ‘Hotel under 50 Rooms’ category of the awards.
Brimstone at Langdale is the first development of its kind in the Lake District offering “beyond-boutique” luxury hotel rooms and suites. The contemporary and innovative design blends seamlessly with the stunning Lakeland landscape and the extensive spa and restaurant facilities on the Estate. Opened in June 2013, Brimstone offers a new experience in the Lake District with generous spaces, contemporary designs, boutique environment and service. Housed in their own building with private garage and each with a large balcony, the Brimstone luxury hotel suites will offer something not found at other Lake District hotels.
Sustainability has been considered in both the design and operation of the hotel – without any compromise in quality or guest experience. There are five room types which all vary in design and layout:
-Spa Suites comprise a generous lobby and desk area, bed zone, living area with two love seats with double doors giving access onto an enormous balcony. A double-sided wood burning stove (with slate hearth and slate tiled chimney breast) sits between the living area and spectacular bathroom area.
-The enormous Duet Suites are the size of a good two bedroom apartment! The lobby area gives access to the walk in shower, vanity and WC cubicle and the main bed space. An open porthole allows views through the room to outside.
-Mezzanine Suites comprise a lower level with living area, wood burning stove, WC, dining area and a stunning feature bath that can be hidden away
between sliding timber panels. Again a large sliding folding screen can be pulled aside to bring the outside covered balcony into the room.
-The Fireside Suites comprise a generous shower room with walk in shower, WC cubicle and slate vanity. There is separate feature bath area within the room. The bed and living area has wood burning stove and TV housed in a timber panelled wall. As elsewhere there is generous wardrobe provision with individually designed units housing safes, luggage racks, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, straighteners etc.
-Although the smallest, the Ultimate Rooms are bigger than a modern 5* hotel room. They have all the features of the other rooms with the exception of wood burning stoves. The fully equipped armoire units have a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, nibbles, cocktail making equipment (with recipes and ingredients!) and ice bucket – all beautifully designed.
The Reading Room is a luxurious guest lounge equipped with buffet unit, fridges, coffee machine and ice machine, providing complimentary refreshments 24/7. The feature oak bookcase is stacked with an array of reading material and conceals a large LED TV behind sliding panels. Finishes echo those in the bedroom areas.
This is a highly innovative development that significantly raises the quality of accommodation on the Estate in a sustainable manner