Mercure Oxford Hawkwell House

Mercure Oxford Hawkwell House Hotel reopened it’s doors in July after undergoing an extensive redesign, inspired by its location. 

The hotel is located in Iffley, just a couple of miles from Oxford City Centre and was formerly the home of Major George W Allen, pioneer motorist, pilot and aerial photographer.

The new decor of the historic hotel emulates Oxford vintage style, with interiors inspired by the classic Oxford brogue and Oxford shirt, with classic textures, fabrics and pleasing design touches such as wooden brogue coat hooks.

The hotel occupies three buildings two of which are 19th century manor houses.  Specified by Oliver Redfern Interior Design, Newhey manufactured over 2,900 square metres of high-quality luxurious carpets for the hotel guestrooms and public areas.  All guestrooms are decorated with a slightly different twist, all light and airy with bold printed wallpaper and a classic carpet with a neutral colour palette – complimenting the overall interior scheme perfectly. For the bar area, Oliver Redfern specified Palladian from the Express2Go stock collection.

All Newhey’s products are manufactured at the factory and head office in Rochdale on the outskirts of Manchester.  Newhey also apply an eco-friendly secondary backing to their product, called ‘evobac’ which is produced using post-consumer PET.  Every square metre of carpet prevents at least 8 plastic bottles from going to landfill or entering our oceans.  This project alone prevented approximately 23,200 plastic bottles.