Hotel marks royal wedding in unique way
THE impending royal wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton has inspired businesses across the district to commemorate the special event.
And it can be said that a Weston hotel has stepped it up a gear after giving one of its rooms the royal seal of approval in the run-up to the big day.
The Royal Hotel in South Parade has named one of its suites after Prince William to coincide with the wedding.
The room boasts a regal atmosphere with pictures of the king-to-be and royal green and ivory d�cor.
One of the smaller suites of the hotel, it includes restored Victorian radiators, an imitation log fire and drapes hanging over the bed and windows.
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The grandiose room also features a bespoke mirror and a massager shower for two people in the bathroom.
Jonathan Cooke, hotel director and general manager, said: “We have been carrying out refurbishments to a number of areas in the hotel and following the announcement of the wedding we decided to launch this room to coincide with the commemorations.
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“It is very important for us to mark the wedding and take part in the celebrations, especially as we are called the Royal Hotel.
“We are the only hotel in Weston which has actually had a member of royalty stay too – something we are very proud to highlight.”
The Prince of Wales, who went on to become King Edward VII, stayed at the hotel on October 9, 1856.
The historic hotel, which celebrated its 200th anniversary last year, has undergone �1.1million worth of refurbishments in the past six years.
Improvements to the hotel include the renovation of most of its rooms such as the Coach House suite, so called because coaches and horses travelled underneath its archway to gain access to the court yard in the 1800s.
The hotel’s restaurant, function room and Feathers Bar have also been refurbished and there are many more plans for the future, said Jonathan.
Following the revamp the Royal Hotel was awarded the prestigious Les Routiers Conference Centre of the Year award.
• The hotel will also be holding a royal celebration to mark the wedding on April 30 from 12noon-5pm. The Mangled Wurzels will be performing on the lawns and there will also be a fair weather permitting. Entry is �1.50.