The Seven Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

A former care-home has been renovated into Southend-on-Sea’s newest luxury boutique hotel.

BCFA members Furnotel, were chosen by interior designers, Tibbatts Abel to manufacture and install key elements of their project.
furnotel the seven hotel bedroomFurnotel provided the hotel’s bedroom casegoods and public area bespoke joinery elements which were pivotal to providing the wow factor for this refurbishment project.

The design was heavily focused on rich wood tones, opulent gold detailing, antique brass trims, and marble worktops all of which combined to provide the glamorous interior. A lot of reflective surfaces were used not only in the public area joinery but also in the bedroom casegoods which amplified the luxury upper four-star feel of the hotel.furnotel the seven hotel lobbyThe Entrance

A grand credenza unit was produced for the hotel’s entrance way. It was constructed out of a rich American black walnut and sits on durable antique brass ski legs with an inset glass top. The intricate geometric pattern carved into the timber flows as a unifying theme throughout this hotel.

Public Areas

In the bar lounge area, Furnotel also produced and installed a feature fireplace. The gold and copper façade was cleverly designed and was, in fact, MDF panels sprayed with a liquid metal coating to give the solid metal effect. Within the ceiling panel was detailed champagne gold steel metal mosaic tiles.the seven hotel furnotel barBedrooms

All of the hotel’s guest bedrooms, including the Estuary facing suites, were furnished with bedroom casegoods designed and manufactured specifically for this project. Not only were they spacious rooms with exquisite views over the estuary, but as part of their casegoods package, extra features such as mini fridges were incorporated into the casegoods design.

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