Hotel Indigo Stratford upon Avon, formerly The Falcon Hotel, will open its doors at the end of January 2019 and officially open on 4 February after a multi-million pound major restoration project. The Grade 2 listed historic building, which dates back to the 16th century, has been restored over an 18 month period and is the biggest refurbishment in the hotel’s long history. I
The black and white half-timbered building will become a boutique hotel with contemporary bedrooms, lounges, a restaurant and bar.
Stepnell, the Warwickshire-based construction contractors, has stripped back every part of the building to its barest form and the craftsmanship of the restoration has been outstanding.
Beams which were beyond repair were replaced with 18 year air dried European Oak. Traditional methods have been used for the repairs which are sympathetic to methods undertaken in the past. Lath and plaster areas have undergone extensive works using lime plaster and new riven oak lathes.
The original property was a private dwelling for 150 years before becoming a hostelry.
Hotel Indigo Stratford upon Avon will have 93 guest rooms designed on three themes, each inspired by the history and locality of the town.
The Woodsman restaurant will celebrate honest British food. The best wild and farmed ingredients are being sourced from the local area and Mike Robinson, who owns London’s only Michelin starred pub, The Harwood Arms even harvests the wild deer and game from the Cotswolds for the Woodsman kitchen.
Simon Hall, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Stratford upon Avon said “Through significant investment, St James Hotels have played a vital role in restoring this magnificent Tudor building for residents and visitors to enjoy for centuries to come. Stratford-upon-Avon is such a great historical town with a first class range of attractions and Hotel Indigo Stratford upon Avon is the ideal base to explore everything this literary town has to offer. We believe in providing more than just a comfy bed but a unique experience and that restaurants and bars are the heart and soul of any good neighbourhood. We’re confident Hotel Indigo Stratford-upon-Avon will become the number one boutique hotel to stay at in this town and we look forward to opening our doors in the early spring”.