Opened in August 2021, Harbour Beach Club Hotel is a stylish waterfront hotel and resort on the beach of Salcombe.
Nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty, every element of Harbour Beach Club and Hotel is inspired by its surroundings.
Featuring 50 rooms and suites decorated in earthly palettes, a laid back restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows frame the picturesque coastline and bring the outside in. A luxury space and a fabulous beach bar allows guests to kick back and enjoy the beautiful views. It is fair to say that the Harbour Beach Club is pretty unique.
The restaurant is used as an all-day dining affair so required a durable floor that could withstand a high footfall environment, yet also be aesthetically pleasing.
The design needed to capture an eased atmosphere for families and friends to wind down and relax so requested the use of earthly tones mixed with natural textures.
How did we help
Do Design Studio – one of the most respected hotel design companies in the industry, got in touch with their Business Development Specialist, Anola. The studio regularly specifies Woodworks because we meet their expectation in well crafted, sustainably sourced, beautiful timber.
Following the clients need for the natural tones, durability and texture, Anola thought our Woodworks Aged collection, in particular, Champagney would be best suited due to its warm tones and natural texture.
Why the floor was chosen
Within the early stages of the project, a couple of the Woodworks ranges were being reviewed by Do Design and the end client. From the very start, it was clear that Champagney was the firm favourite. Its rich warm tones and rustic appearance would be accentuated by the restaurant’s immense windows that lead the way for the sunlight.
The standard finish applied to Champagney is burnished hardwax oil, so Anola suggested to her client that for a busy hotel environment a more hard-wearing finish would improve the durability of the floor, and so the finish was updated to Oil Wood Traffic Matt.
To learn more about the importance of finish and the different finishes available across our Ted Tod and Woodworks portfolio, you can read our guide – Finishing On A High Note
Sourced from the Quercy region of France, our Champagney crafting process allows the natural shapes and movement within the wood to bloom. Throughout a 24-month seasoning process, our artisans draw out these natural textures to wonderful effect. This technique matched with the traditional herringbone pattern makes use of the bright sunlight that enters the space through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Throughout the design scheme, the colour palette runs through earthly tones to give the desired natural feeling. By mixing soft sienna tones with subtle flairs of green and blue, and natural products like the wood floor, the hotel and restaurant showcase the scenery of Salcombe and create the perfect year-round dining spot.
Speaking to Premier Hospitality Magazine, Sarah Daniels from Do Design Studio said: “The location did have a lot of influence on our design. Many harbour hotels are coastal but we wanted to not only bring in inspiration from the coast but also from the surrounding valley in using fresh and earthly palettes. Two schemes are running throughout the guest bedrooms, one is earthly and sienna tones and the other is more vibrant with greens and blues; the restaurant, bar and terraces combine both palettes.”
Collaboration: Do Design Studio
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