HH Interiors’ Helen Hooper refurbishes Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel

Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel underwent an extensive £250,000 ground floor refurbishment to transform the hotel. The renovation also included the redesign of two of its largest event spaces, The Ballroom On The Park and The Park Suite, to provide the setting for various occasions.

Set in a 19th century mansion surrounded by landscaped gardens, Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel’s recent renovation and redesign of the ground floor and two rooms included new lighting, carpets and drapes, plus a brand new color scheme. The hotel’s public areas were similarly transformed, including the restaurant, club bar, foyer, listed stairwell and reception area.

Interior designer Helen Hooper of HH Interiors, who previously worked with Jupiter Hotels on renovation projects across the UK, helmed the project.


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The new Ballroom On The Park and The Park Suite designs include muted color schemes of soft taupe and grey, complimented with lime accents. There are silk striped drapes, chandeliers and crystal wall lights to create a sense of elegance.

The Ballroom On The Park provides location for weddings with its large windows and views overlooking the River Aire. The ballroom can accommodate from 60 to 350 guests for civil ceremonies and up to 200 guests for a wedding reception. For a more intimate gathering, available is The Park Suite. The suite can accommodate 40 to 85 guests for civil ceremonies and up to 100 guests for a wedding reception. The Ballroom On The Park can also host up to 350 conference delegates; and The Park Suite can accommodate up to 100 delegates. Both offer complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity.

Located in the heart of Yorkshire Bronte country, the hotel dates back to 1848 as a former home for the Lord Mayor of Bradford.

Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel sits in the Aire Valley with views surrounding the entire hotel. The hotel is near Saltaire, the Victoria model village. Local attractions also include the Bingley Railway Station and the Haworth & Bronte Parsonage Museum.


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