Hotels & Leisure
Hotels are some of the hardest working spaces we design. A home from home, somewhere to log in or zone out, a space for events, or for an intimate dinner.
We work with hoteliers across the industry to design spaces that balance style with substance. From creating guest rooms that allow guests to switch off and unwind to developing multifunctional shared spaces that enhance the guest experience, we work hard to create a hotel offer that sets brands and operators apart from the competition. We offer holistic design services including architecture, interior design, and project feasibility.
Rooms to rest
We recognise that guest rooms are core to the hotel experience, so its design needs to be carefully considered. For guests, their experience of the guest room can range from an escape from the everyday to a temporary home away from home. For hotel staff, it needs to be efficient and hard-wearing to accommodate volume in use. We work with hoteliers to implement refined interior design options and implement carefully considered design solutions that ensure guests have a comfortable and secure stay.
Buttress’ client, North East Derbyshire Council, has reached a huge milestone in its proposals for Clay Cross' town centre regeneration.
Associate Director, Martin Kirkpatrick, discusses our approach.
Planning permission has been granted to redevelop Manchester's Royal Building into a high-quality and affordable hotel.
Maximising the guest experience
We know that in today’s hotels, communal spaces are growing in size and importance, as people increasingly look for experiences that create a sense of community. From multifunctional, connected lobbies and lounges to wellness centres and flexible all-day dining, we create attractive, high-quality public and social spaces that become a destination for locals and guests alike.
Finding new uses for existing spaces
Many of our hotel and hospitality projects revolve around the tenet of creative reuse. Making something new of out what already exists.
When the use of a building reaches its end of life it doesn’t mean the building has. There are so many fantastic, currently redundant, buildings on our high streets and in our city centres that can easily translate to a new use.
We love the opportunity to rethink these buildings, and to bring them back to life. The bones and character can give us a framework against which to rethink the spaces, the flow, and the life that can be awakened once again.
Hotels and leisure facilities are epitomized by the moniker work hard / play hard. The challenge for us as designers is to identify where and how within the hospitality brand we can help minimize the carbon footprint and drive sustainability through our design choices.
To have the biggest impact every design decision we make has sustainability embedded. Managing the thermal line, integrating low energy services, and making natural materials choices in the building fabric, hard and soft FM, are all ways in which we can influence and minimize the footprint of new and refurbished buildings.
It is not something that someone else does, it is something we do each and every day with you. Buttress has in-house sustainability services which add value to our design team. Our passivhaus design service, embodied and whole-life carbon assessment, and post-occupancy evaluation, all help us to make sure that your project makes a real contribution to resolving our climate crisis for future generations through a curated range of sustainability services and evidence- based design.
Martin is an experienced architect who has successfully delivered projects across a broad range of sectors, most recently specialising in hotels, multi-residential, mixed-use, and masterplanning work.
Tammy brings a passion for well-executed, beautiful and practical design to each project she is involved in, from hotel developments to city centre apartment schemes.
James is our Leeds studio lead and an experienced architect with a range of commercial experience.