Things we love
We’re all about sharing and celebrating brilliant work that is going on across the world. Here is a selection of videos and articles showcasing people, businesses, buildings and exciting initiatives that we love.
Royal Lancaster London wins the Cateys 2019 Accessibility Award
We are thrilled to have sponsored this year’s Accessibility Award at the Cateys.
The Royal Lancaster London took the award: a shining example of thoughtful and stylish accessibility. Following an £85m refurbishment of the hotel, creating 411 bedrooms, four are now accessible. That doesn’t sound like a big percentage, but Sally Beck, the general manager of the hotel, was not prepared to create an accessible room with a standard, inflexible template.
Each guest is personally shown around on check-in to ensure they are fully aware of all the accessible facilities and that everything is positioned to suit their particular requirements.
“To provide a truly accessible booking experience, hotels must provide detailed access information and bookable accessible rooms online. Delighted to see both of these at the Royal Lancaster London.”
Motionspot: raising the bar for accessible hotel rooms at The White Horse Hotel, Dorking.
The Motionspot design team were asked to re-design the old and outdated ‘DDA hotel bedrooms’ of the White Horse Hotel, Dorking.
The stunning £4m renovation of the hotel was the perfect opportunity for Bespoke Hotels, owners of the historic coaching inn, to address the common perception that disabled hotel bedrooms are difficult to sell and are not universally appealing to all. The resulting Motionspot design saw new stylish and luxurious accessible rooms being created which are packed full of attractive features for all guests.