Dart Marina Hotel & Spa is undergoing a £2.5-million renovation that will see changes in the property’s guestrooms and suites. The hotel in Dartmouth is owned by Richard Seton, a New Zealander.
Over the last 10 years, Dart Marina Hotel & Spa has been a waterside 4-star hotel and spa. During the winter months of 2014/15, a transformation of one wing of the hotel will result in 16 new rooms and suites with balconies overlooking the expanse of the River Dart. In addition to new larger rooms, a new entrance to the hotel’s grounds has been designed with landscaping to soften the area between the hotel and the river.
Each of the new guestrooms will have views of the River Dart from large balconies giving a front row seat on river life. Interiors include bathrooms with freestanding baths, wet rooms with “drench” showers, twin vanity areas, and an interior design focused on timelessness. Rooms will have pale wood, soft fabrics and colors and fine furnishings, and each will make the most of the light streaming through large windows to take in the views. British wool, Egyptian linens, soft white towels and robes, coffee machines and fridges, will be added.
The initial stages of the main construction will involve new floors, walls and a new roof to the whole of the south wing. EASE Build of South Devon was appointed as the main contractor.
External landscaping will include new beds and borders wrapping around the entrance to Dart Marina, and the new landscaping will also join up the recently established garden which forms a link between the hotel’s terrace and the riverside. Planting has been chosen to reflect the color palette provided by the tree-lined River Dart valley.
Work will be completed before Easter 2015.