Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel has officially been reopened to the public after undergoing an extensive 9-month redesign across its public spaces, restaurant and bar, bedrooms and meeting rooms.
The 57-bedroom hotel, which is part of the Accor group, has also become the second Mercure in the UK to showcase its new ‘lobby’ concept. Based on “la table d’hôtes”, guests can check-in and out around an oak table served by the Mercure staff who are on hand to help.
Style touches throughout the hotel give a nod to its historical background and dedication to locality, paying homage to the literary roots of the area. Bespoke chairs feature prints from the poet John Keats, who visited the hotel, while works from William Wordsworth, Richard Sheridan and Jane Austen can also be found in the decor.
The hotel has been designed with contemporary and luxurious style in mind, while each bedroom showcases its own artwork, printed on antique mirrors and fabrics.
The Emlyn Restaurant, the hotel’s two AA Rosette offering, has also re-opened, with a new locally-inspired menu that caters for the all-day diner.
Jonathan Sheard, SVP operations luxury, upscale & midscale hotels, Accor UK & Ireland said: “This part of the country is peppered with historic coaching inns and from the outside that is what you might expect at Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge. But step inside and guests are going to discover a whole experience from the beautiful heated Lido and landscaped gardens, to the subtle literary touches in our new lobby area all with the Mercure welcome.”