The Bay Tree in Broadstairs has now unveiled its new look, following a renovation project that rolled on longer than anticipated due to a series of building delays.
The hotel, which is owned by Alistair Dixon and Robert Stone, has been updated with the pair taking inspiration from the property’s history, with aluminium windows replaced with traditional wooden sash windows, the original skirting and doors have been kept or copied, and stairs and landings have all been restored to their former glory.
The bedrooms at The Bay Tree are named after British woods and many feature colours that reflect the sea and its surroundings.
Stone has been responsible for much of the design, working closely with Suzy Nina Interiors to turn his inspiration and ideas into reality.
He says: “Being located within a conservation area hasn’t been without its challenges, but there have been revelations along the way that have made it all worthwhile. Uncovering the original Victorian Minton floor to find it in excellent condition was one such moment.”
In addition to original features, unique pieces of up-cycled furniture have been brought in to add colour and personality to the style of the rooms.
As well as serving breakfast, the Bay Tree Hotel will host an all-day restaurant offering tea, coffee and cake and seasonal menus.