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Site visit: a view behind the scenes

The sun continues to shine. Bright blue skies have become a welcome regular occurence. And, here on site, the work goes on to build Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre.

With exteriors nearing completion, interior detailing like lighting, beds and key items of furniture are beginning to find their place.

Inside the bar, distinctive lighting gives the space character and style.

The elegant curve of this building houses 172 en-suite bedrooms, including Park Rooms, accessible rooms, and Executive Rooms featuring a few special touches.

Hornton Grange sits in the centre of the image below, alongside its stunning new extension with its grand copper roof. A skylight runs the length of this room, accompanied by extending doors. Together they allow light to flood the room and bring the outdoors inside. To the left, you’ll see find the glass-fronted reception and, on the upper floors, some of our flexible new conference spaces.

Another view, soon to be accompanied by more planting and landscaping.

Garth House, too, has enjoyed a fresh new coat of paint as part of its complete restoration and refurbishment.

That’s not all, of course.

Recruitment continues apace, with new staff joining the experienced team already on board, bringing bright ideas and excitement to this growing hotel. Essential decisions are made daily, from what kind of stand to serve our delicate afternoon tea on (two tiers? three? no tiers at all?) to refining the menus in 1900 Steakhouse Bar & Grill. Every day offers a new challenge – but takes the hotel a step closer to the grand opening in September.

Coming up on the blog: a glimpse inside the beautiful bedrooms of Garth House, and an insight into the University history behind the names of bedrooms in Hornton Grange. Visit us again soon!


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