A brand new Hilton hotel in Hampshire has been fitted with luxurious curtains and soft furnishings from North West-based contract furnishing manufacturer, Ena Shaw Contract.

Located at the home of Hampshire County Cricket, The Hilton at Ageas Bowl features 171 bedrooms, a luxury spa and one of the country’s largest conferences suites. Following a competitive tender process, Ena Shaw Contract started work on the project in March, installing curtains in public areas, spa, bedrooms, restaurant and bar areas, as well as the main reception.

Ageas Bowl - bedroom
The prestigious project follows a string of similar appointments with Hilton’s other brands, including Hampton by Hilton in Sheffield and Hilton Doubletree in Liverpool and Newcastle  and Chester.

Stuart Taylor, contract director at Ena Shaw Contract, said: “This was an extremely prestigious appointment for us.

“High-end hotels such as this one need cohesion across the whole establishment, from the colour scheme of the bedrooms to the overall feel in the main reception and restaurants. We worked closely with the builders to ensure that timings were co-ordinated efficiently and that the job was completed as quickly as possible.”

Ageas Bowl - cricket ground
Using fabrics in neutral colours, such as beiges and browns, Ena Shaw Contract finished work across the hotel in a 10-week timeframe. However, the company also faced a number of challenges along the way, such as tight deadlines.

Stuart added: “When it comes to completing work on a major hotel chain such as Hilton, there are often several teams to liaise with, both on the ground and behind the scenes, so it’s essential that everyone is on the same page and working to the same deadlines.

Ageas Bowl - Beefys
“We’re proud that our talented team managed to turn this around in such a short space of time, with the utmost professionalism and co-operation. We’re looking forward to working with Hilton on similar projects in the future.”


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