Hotel life – plans, paintpots and projects for Winter

The speed of hotel life at Greetham Valley can be quite a rollercoaster! Like most Hotels, we can be frantically busy one week, bursting to capacity with guests, and then the following week occupancy slows down and we take a few deep breaths while we catch up with ourselves!

December at Greetham Valley is usually brilliant, especially with rooms full of guests staying over after Christmas party nights. At breakfast time, guests tend to wander in a little later than normal and copious amounts of orange juice seem to be quaffed before the Full English can be faced….

Rutland is beautiful in winter but nevertheless, in the New Year, we head into the ‘low season’ for UK hotels –  January and February are notoriously slow in terms of hotel room bookings. So these two months are the perfect time for winter maintenance programmes to be put into practice.

Greetham Valley Hotel bedroom original colour schemeSince the Hotel opened 6 years ago, we have continually refreshed the delicate shade of ‘Sundust Yellow’ with which we originally emulsioned the majority of the internal walls. But for the past month we have been trying to decide on new colour schemes for the hotel bedooms to give them all a fresh look. And those lovely people at Dulux have just delivered some beautiful colourpots for us to try. 

We have chosen the delicious sounding ‘Raspberry Bellini’ and the very aptly named ‘Putting Green’ for feature walls within the bedrooms, all teamed with a warm shade of cream. Dulux describe ‘Raspberry Bellini’ as ‘rich, modernist and striking’, whilst ‘Putting Green’ appears to be ‘calm and nurturing’. We just like ’em! We have seen some lovely complementary shades of cushions and throws to go with the new colour schemes so are looking forward to getting on with this project during our quieter season.

Watch this space for the first photos!