Contract Chair Co. – Mercure Grand Hotel

The most iconic hotel in Leicester, has just undergone a major refurbishment and we are happy to have contributed furniture to all its renovated areas including the reception, restaurant and bar. Creating a stylish and contemporary feel the refurbishment of the hotel retains its authentic features with the original sweeping Victorian staircase, but uses modern colours and fabrics togive a contemporary style.


Interior designer Helen Hooper of HH Interiors, who has worked with The Contract Chair Company and Jupiter Hotels on numerous other renovation projects across the UK, comments on the project: “Throughout the public areas of the hotel, the interior fuses contemporary fabrics and colours with traditional period features and detail. The hotel is such an iconic part of the city we wanted to embrace and treasure its history and revitalise the Mercure Leicester, The Grand Hotel, keeping its heritage and redesigning it for contemporary audiences.”



The lounge area was supplied with a variety of bespoke upholstered furniture, our exclusive Zarafa Lounge Chairs as a centre piece, Chester Sofas, Roy Lounge Chairs, Tailor Lounge Chairs and much more.


The Carrara marble high table in the lounge area, paired with our bespoke Flume barstools with brass studding detail to the back is certainly worth pointing out.


The bar area features our trendy and hugely popular Chicago barstools.


The renovation also included the opening of brand new Marco Pierre White’s New York Italian restaurant. Montreal Side Chairs upholstered in amethyst colour fabric along with bespoke rounded banquette seating pieces upholstered in manganese shaded faux leather set the tone throughout the dining space.




Dining tables featuring Black Glass Tops with brushed gold aluminium edging add to the overall luxurious feeling.



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