Aedas Interiors designs first art hotel in Wales

The design team preserved the property’s historic architecture, while adding contemporary details and new artworks.

Retreats Group opened Twr y Felin Hotel in the St. Davids Pembrokeshire region of Wales. The hotel’s opening marks the brand’s third restoration project designed by architectural firm Aedas Interiors.

Originally built as a windmill tower in 1802, Twr y Felin Hotel is billed as the first art hotel in Wales. The design team preserved the property’s historic architecture, though it added contemporary details and more than 100 pieces of original artwork by more than 20 local and international artists inspired by the St. Davids peninsula. The 21-guestroom hotel has panoramic views of the water and houses an onsite restaurant and gallery lounge.

Retreats Group also collaborated with Aedas Interiors on the restoration of the Roch Castle Hotel and the Penrhiw Hotel, also in Wales. Built in 1195 and rebuilt in 1900, the six-room Roch Castle Hotel was updated with minimalist furniture and porcelains, as well as a private kitchen and a new glass-enclosed sunroom. The Penrhiw Hotel, meanwhile, has seven guestrooms with artwork, furniture and décor inspired by local landscapes. All three projects have locally sourced, natural materials.

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