Royal National Hotel - Bathroom Refurbishment

Royal National Hotel

The largest hotel in The Imperial Hotel London Group, and in the UK, the Royal National in the Bloomsbury area of London, has recently embarked on an ambitious refurbishment programme. Trevillion Interiors, a leading international design practice supplying architectural interior design solutions for both new build and refurbishments is overseeing the work on the hotel’s 1,630 guest rooms and public spaces.

Bathroom Refurbishment

Frances Blackham, Design Director at Trevillion said, “We were seeking an affordable wall panel solution for hotel guestroom shower enclosures as requested by our client who was keen to maintain a four-star hotel experience without the usual on-going maintenance issues associated with tiled bathroom walls. The Multipanel product provided not only a commercially practical solution but with the benefits of good aesthetics as aspired by our design team.” 

From the wide variety of colours and textures offered by Multipanel, Arctic Stone from the Classic Collection was chosen. This was used above the bath, behind the WC, and around the vanity area. The 2400x1200mm panels were supplied with the discreet Hydrolock connection, creating a completely watertight grout-free expanse of wall covering that’s quick and easy to clean.”

Additionally, the public washrooms were fitted out in Neutral Twill Plex from the Multipanel Heritage Range (discontinued).

A major consideration in choosing Multipanel was the relative speed of installation and the avoidance of mess and noise associated with traditional tiling options. This is especially important as the hotel remains open for business whilst the works are carried out.

Manufactured in the UK using sustainable Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) C128180 certified materials, Multipanel can be fitted up to 3 times quicker than traditional tiles. Customers also have the assurance of Multipanel’s 30 year warranty.

“The Multipanel product provided not only a commercially practical solution but with the benefits of good aesthetics as aspired by our design team.”

- Frances Blackham, Design Director at Trevillion 

Speaking about the project, Thomas Lloyd, Branch Manager, Travis Perkins Watford commented, “Multipanel have been very accommodating and delivered a good service for the branch and my customer. The project has gone smoothly so far and the end client is very pleased with the results.”

With 280 rooms having been upgraded to date, Multipanel has delivered the panels in batches that matched the contractor’s schedule, and this meant that a set number of rooms were able to be remodelled with the minimum of disruption to the day-to-day business of the hotel.

Multipanel products selected:

Arctic Stone, Classic Collection with Hydrolock and Neutral Twill Plex, Heritage Collection (discontinued)

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  • Multipanel waterproof wall panels are three times quicker to install than traditional tiles
  • Switching from tiles could save you £30 per m2 on your next project
  • Perfect for luxury hotel bathrooms and contemporary shower cubicles
  • No grout and simple to clean
  • 30-year guarantee
  • Supplied on a just-in-time basis to hotel builds & renovations

If you are looking for improved turnaround times, stunning long-lasting design and quality, then Multipanel products are definitely for your hotel's bathroom refurbishment program.

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