Macdonald Compleat Angler,
which overlooks the River Thames in Marlow, Buckinghamshire has
invested a substantial amount in a refurbishment programme, which
sees the hotel enter a new chapter in its long history.
Interior public areas have been transformed into a stylish blend
of contemporary design, whilst maintaining the original features of
the hotel. The centrepiece of the upgrade is the opening of the new
Restaurant, which has stunning views of Marlow weir and the
Thames, as well as the redesigned Walton Cocktail Bar and
The hotel has worked working closely with the interior
designers, THR3 Design, to ensure the new furnishings complement
the style and elegance of the hotel and its idyllic riverside
One side of the newly-named Walton Cocktail Bar now
features a more contemporary design with a polished dark oak wood
floor, while the other half has a more classic feel softened with
carpets; there is some fixed seating plus comfortable tub-style and
high backed chairs in shades which compliment the scheme. The walls
feature the original oak panelling and a selection of prints
illustrating reproductions of the original artwork plates from the
book The Compleat Angler.
The Riverside Restaurant has been
designed to retain a fine dining aesthetic while still serving as a
functional breakfast space for hotel guests. In the newly
re-roofed conservatory area the design flows through to complete
the feel of this unique hotel located on the banks of the Thames,
with the addition of a temperature controlled wine display area
where guests can view and select their own wine to accompany their
Furnishings have been specially selected from a range of
high-end fabric houses including Osborne & Little, GP& J
Baker and Zoffany. Also bespoke cabinet items have been
designed and tailor made to compliment the feel of the restaurants,
with the addition of Porta Romana lighting in all of the
refurbished areas ensuring that the overall finish is to the
highest possible specification.
The hotel's two executive boardrooms have also received
a significant upgrade including the installation of a new,
state-of-the-art interactive SMARTboard in the Balmoral meeting
room, which also has a private outdoor decked area.
Commenting on the refurbishment Gaius Wyncoll, General Manager
at Macdonald Compleat Angler
said; "As a group, we continually aim to enhance our product and
services to meet the ever-changing needs of our guests and this
exciting redevelopment will ensure we continue to do this. It also
represents another significant milestone in our history".
Rated one of the top hotels in England with four coveted AA red
stars, Macdonald Compleat Angler is
also part of The Macdonald Hotels' Signature Collection.
Dating back to the 17th century, the hotel takes its
name from Isaak Walton's world-famous book on angling. Most of the
64 rooms and suites have lovely river views while others are within
sight and sound of cascading water over Marlow Weir.
Conveniently close to the M4 and M40, Macdonald Compleat Angler
is perfectly placed, close to Windsor and Henley for executive
board meetings and walking by the river. The hotel was also
part of a £1million group-wide investment by Macdonald Hotels to
offer free, unlimited WiFi powered by The Cloud.
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts recently celebrated being named
AA Hotel Group of the Year 2013/14. For further information about
Macdonald Compleat Angler call 0844 879 9128, www.MacdonaldHotels.co.uk/CompleatAngler.