The Grove, Hertfordshire, will unveil the results of an “extensive” renovation project when the hotel relaunches on 17 May 2021.
The hotel said the “complete redesign” has been masterminded by interiors studio, Martin Hulbert Design and incorporates all three dining spaces – The Glasshouse, The Stables and The Lounges – as well as the lobby area and all 189 West Wing guest rooms.
The refurbishment represents a “significant investment” for The Grove over the past two years and has been completed during lockdown. It added that guests can expect a “transformed and elevated experience” at The Grove, which will relaunch as a new hotel in late Spring, rather than a reopening of the property which closed in December.
The Grove’s restaurant, The Glasshouse, has been reimagined with the “ultimate vision of bringing the outside in”. According to the hotel The Glasshouse exterior has been complemented with an interior colour palette of “warm ochre yellow” with seating arranged around the restaurant’s open kitchen and live cooking stations.
It added the theme has been extended to the Glasshouse Bar, which features a brand-new mirrored bar area. The space has been incorporated into the hotel’s lobby area through the use of glass walls.
Also part of the total design overhaul are The Grove’s Lounges, a series of drawing rooms at the heart of 18th Century mansion. The first of the three rooms has been “brought up to date” with teal blue hues and textured fabrics including tweed and velvet.
The second of the three Lounges, known as the Newspaper Room, features a new mirrored and marble cocktail bar installed within an original feature alcove and in a nod to traditional Georgian interior styles, the walls have been decorated in a hand-finished painterly striped fabric.
The Library completes the trio of rooms and offers a scheme of “tonal greens” and “hand-painted, bespoke fabric covers the walls of the curved, oval space, complemented with dark panelling and contemporary artwork”.
The Grove’s Stables restaurant, currently the setting for Alpine-style pop-up restaurant ‘Jimmy’s Lodge at The Grove’, has also received a complete refresh, with warm tan leather seating and equine artwork as a nod to the late George Stubbs.
In addition, all 189 of The Grove’s West Wing bedrooms have been completely remastered, with bespoke, handwoven wall hangings sourced from Italy, king size beds and velvet soft furnishings.