The Novotel Hotel York Centre marks the second stage of the Gourmet bar concept application to public areas. The principles established in Novotel London Bridge were applied to this 4-star family friendly leisure and business hotel. The full refurbishment included all public areas, bar, dining and reception area, as well as a light refurbishment of the meeting and conference facilities.

The look and feel was adapted to a warm, joyful and informal interior environment referring the Yorkshire kitchen. The use of bold colours to the bar reflects the vibrant natural palette of the Yorkshire moors while walkways in the lobby are laid with York stone around a central featured lounge area covered in a heather-like rug.

The natural flow invite customers to enter the restaurant passing by bespoke metal wall lamps featured on tiled wall, a reference to our kitchen theme and the carriage industry for which York was celebrated for during the heyday of steam trains. Takagicapéran further injected hints of this past with a brasserie approach for the restaurant: timber wall panelling, booth and banquette seating within an open space.

Location : York

Completion : 2019