NoChintz have recently completed a 10 bedroom hotel at the existing Masons Arms Hotel in Louth, Lincolnshire. Grade II listed and trading since 1715, the hotel existed as a building of significant historical and community interest locally. Following a succession of unsuccessful tenancies, the building was left vacant and was in a poor state of repair. There was a desperate need to upgrade the dated facilities and décor, to enable it to comply with current building standards, function most efficiently as a hotel, and appeal to the modern day design tastes of its visitors.
The original brief was to renovate the building to create a space to accommodate hotel guests, a fully licensed bar and restaurant; as well as private function room available for hire. NoChintz were keen to create a unique destination hotel not only for visitors to stay and experience the historic market town of Louth, but also for locals to enjoy once again. Attracting young professionals in the week, couples on weekend breaks, local families and those planning special events.
The whole hotel has been given a contemporary twist on an art deco design, with tones of dark colours, soft velvets, brass and marble echoing its elegant past and complementing its original features. Geometry has been used as a consistent theme throughout; juxtaposed by soft planting bringing an air of luxury. NoChintz were keen to bring in local references through the use of photographs from the area in the bedrooms, and local artists work in the luxury wall coverings in restaurant mural and cocktail bar tapestry.
The top floor of the building has been reconfigured to accommodate 10 comfortable and luxurious rooms. On the lower floors the three different food and beverage offerings have been created to make a multifunctional space that can be enjoyed from breakfast right through to dinner. The ballroom, with its high ceilings and original fireplaces, has been refurbished to its original glory, with a classic checkerboard floor. It seats up to 50 people for special events including weddings/parties/conferences. Across the hall a formal cocktail bar has been created, with marble counter and hidden brass porthole as a nod to the speakeasy references of the 1920s. Catering for weekend afternoon tea and late night drinks. Down the original staircase and through the feature panelled reception we have created a restaurant with plush furnishings and the original restored parquet floors, for more casual dining space for weekend brunchs, mid week coffee mornings and family dinners.