Art deco runs throughout the chassis of this hotel. The hotel uses a bold palette of sleek blacks and industrial greys which are combined with vivid yellow and decadent gold highlights. Fabrics are decorated with punchy patterns and geometric shapes that could once have belonged in train carriages. The lighting is a mix of old style pieces and modern angular fittings made from deco-like shapes and colours. Little details like stacks of weathered travel suitcases and bright yellow factory stools complete the look.
Crewe was once a thriving centre for the transport industry. Home to the world's most revered car manufacturers: Bentley and Rolls Royce; nearby, workmen were also bolting together many of the great steam locomotives that would gently pull passengers around Great Britain. Travel on these vehicles was a treat for every sense: the smell of wood and leather; the sound of engines purring or chimney's chugging; and beautiful craftsmanship on display throughout. Our designer has brought this experience to life in the hotel, with carefully selected materials and little details waiting to be discovered.
Gently ease yourself into one of our big leather chesterfield sofas, grab a mint julep to sip on, and let yourself unwind. On the wall, old train carriage lights illuminate a big canvas scene from the Rolls Royce factory in the 1940s. But don't worry, no hard graft for you! Instead you can head to the bar and sit in leather seats sourced from real vintage cars. Or cruise upstairs to your room,where you'll see train murals, and a railway inspired panelled headboard. And if you've got any Railway Children with you, they can let off steam by getting onto our vintage toy cars in the kid's zone.
Just like the glorious old days of golden travel, you might just find yourself stretching out your trip a little longer than expected.