Solarlux folding doors are treating guests to spectacular garden surrounds at a luxury gourmet retreat established by acclaimed celebrity chef Raymond Blanc.
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is a renowned escape for those looking to relax and enjoy good food and drink in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.
Solarlux’s SL80 folding doors were chosen as the perfect solution for providing guests at hosted functions with access to the wonderful scenery.
The folding glass doors have been fitted to a glazed extension to the existing building, which is used to host between 60 and 80 events, weddings and other formal functions every year.
Phillip Newman-Hall, director and general manager at Le Manoir, said: “The doors are very easy to use; I’m very happy. With a finger, you can move the whole wall – it works exactly how we want it to. The guests love it too; it’s a good selling point to be able to bring the garden into the room – or take the room into the garden.”
Solarlux’s folding doors have allowed Le Manoir to move events that were previously hosted in another less suitable room within a different area of the hotel.
Guests can now enjoy events in the glazed area adjoining the property, where the beautiful countryside bathed in natural light is in full view now
“Previously, a different room was used; it was much darker. Now we have glazed the original garden area, our functions area is much brighter and more inviting to guests,” continued Phillip.
“The food and service here is the heart of the place and we have many bookings for weddings and the like every year. To be able to provide that service in a bright, nearly outdoor area now is exactly what we wanted. We’ve had good feedback.”
Fifty guests at a time can now enjoy the space and, with Raymond designing the menu and running a cookery school at the premises, Le Manoir attracts gastronomes that enjoy the finer things in life – including inspiring glass architecture.
Mark Phillips, Regional Sales Manager at Solarlux, said: “Our SL80 folding doors are a premium product that provides the highest levels of thermal insulation, unique design and a choice of finishes to suit individual tastes.
“With projects like this one, we can bring our knowledge and expertise in fine glass element technology to the table and really create a stunning space for guests to relax and enjoy themselves in. This, as it turns out, is a perfect accompaniment to what’s on offer at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.”