Heritage Hotel Interior Design - Redwah Project


Located in a heritage listed building established in 1863, The Great Northern Hotel in the beachside suburb of Newcastle offers its guests a variety of activities and dining options. When approaching Redwah Studio, the client wanted to create a destination venue that stood out from other pubs in the area. Ruth and architect John Cochrane provided the heritage hotel with hospitality interior design  concepts including space planning, design direction flooring, all finishes and sketch detailing documentation, as well as FF & E and styling.


Creating a space, interior design and experience respectful to the pub's origins and building history, the concept had to retain as much of its heritage elements as possible. Working within the historical constraints, it was decided to retain both bars in their original locations, with only minimal refurbishment to the back of house areas. The heritage hotel interior design included a new feature bar treatment to the main bar, as well as a new alfresco gaming area. 

A selection of carefully chosen new and existing materials were considered for this hospitality design project. A number of existing timber wall panels and 

flooring was refurbished to retain the heritage hotel's original character, while also keeping to a tight budget. Wallpaper was introduced to add a splash of colour and pattern whilst also being sympathetic to the era of the pub. New mosaic floor tiles, timber floorboards and carpet was the optimum choice for flooring in the public and gaming areas, which successfully united the different spaces.

The heritage hotel has future plans for a rooftop bar which should also take advantage of ocean views over Newcastle's main beach. Redwah is very much looking forward to being a part of its unique seaside transformation.

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