Helen Hooper transforms Mercure Burton Upon Trent Newton Park

The 18th century four-star Mercure Burton Upon Trent Newton Park underwent refurbishment. Interior designer Helen Hooper of HH Interiors, who previously worked with Jupiter Hotels on renovation projects across the UK, said that with the makeover, the public areas of the property were refreshed to befit the status of the Grade 2 listed building.

The wallpaper prevalent throughout the public area was enhanced. To add a contemporary feel to the hotel, the designer added a picture frame wallpaper in the Oak Room, and large floral print curtains in the lounge. The renovation also included the transformation of the hotel’s public spaces, as well as the redesign of the William Morris Suite, which caters specifically for people looking for a wedding or event venue.

The William Morris Suite accommodates up to 160 wedding guests and overlooks eight acres of landscaped gardens. The suite, which retains its original oak paneling, is dressed in palettes of soft lilacs and gold. There are grand chandeliers, which enhance the historical details of the hotel, plus the original conservatory was also refurbished and is now licensed to hold civil ceremonies.

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Mercure Burton Upon Trent Newton Park is located three miles from Burton-Upon-Trent and is also located near the National Forest.