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Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin 

Set in a prime location above the site of a listed pump room and spa, the historic Avon Gorge Hotel has unparalleled views of Bristol’s famous Grade I listed Clifton Suspension Bridge. 

Our experience of sensitively restoring and enhancing heritage sites informed our interior scheme for the 78 guest rooms and suites, public areas including reception and lobby bar, bistro restaurant, function spaces and spa in the basement area and the attached listed White Lion Pub.

We worked with our client, Hotel du Vin, to enhance the unique character of the building shaped by its architecture, history and location.

Our design concept pays homage to the existing building celebrating the many features including original stained-glass windows, Turkish arches and tiled floors. A playful irreverence is injected into the scheme via tongue-in-cheek artworks and accessories.

Jewel-coloured fabrics layered over darker tones create opulent and intimate spaces. Lighting injects a sense of drama, pinpointing focal points of interest. Where possible, local materials have been used, for example pennant stone referencing the suspension bridge cladding.

The new extension to the Goram & Vincent restaurant introduces additional dining space and floor to ceiling glazing to optimise the views of Avon Gorge and the Clifton Suspension bridge.

Rich blue walls, playful detailing, considered lighting and planting, along with carefully selected and designed furniture, all combine to accentuate these uninterrupted views and ultimately draw the outside in.

Bedrooms and suites have a residential feel: comfortable, relaxing and luxurious. Classic period features are retained yet interpreted in a contemporary manner, providing a timeless interior and intriguing story inspired by the location’s past and present and the Hotel du Vin brand.

Awards and nominations

  • AHEAD Awards Europe
    Event spaces
    Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin
  • SBID International Design Awards
    Hotel Bedroom & Suites Design
    Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin
Hotel Du Vin
Bristol, United Kingdom
Completed 2018
78 keys
Amy Murrell