With such a longstanding, prestigious event as the Old Newton Cup right on this hotel's doorstep, it's befitting that your welcome centres on a trip through grand silhouettes and luscious leather. The hotel then quickly opens up to contemporary woods and electric yellows, a celebration of the fervour of the festivities. Bedrooms adorned with jockeys' silk patterns will leave you feeling like you're behind the scenes at a main event and have you trotting off to the land of nod.
With a population of just 11,000 (and some horses), Haydock has stamped its place firmly on the map through its much-revered annual horse racing. The Haydock Park racecourse built in 1898 boasts one of the oldest organised races in the country, the Old Newton Cup, dating back to 1752. The course is just as relevant today and as an early season race it's seen as a vital event to provide fitness for the remainder of the year. Of course there's nothing quite like a day at the races; the lavish garb, the excitable crowds and maybe even a punt if the mood is right. Our designer elegantly captures this passion through a combination of murals and silhouettes.
After a day in the saddle, some like simply to hang up their reins, while others prefer to seek out a little horseplay. ibis Styles Haydock skilfully balances the buzz of a big day out with opportunity for a tranquil graze. Even if you don't cross paths with a single horse during your stay, grand murals of the noble beasts lining our walls mean you won't feel like you've missed out. For the chance to stretch out and experience this proud horsing country, there's no better place to stable up for the night.