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The Guildford Hotel

  • Guildford
  • 2 Storey Hospitality Venue
  • Restaurant, Bar, Beer Garden, Function Rooms

The Guildford Hotel has been restored to create an exciting new world class hospitality venue, with a cutting edge fit-out design respectful to the heritage & history of the building. The building itself is 150 years old, & the design team was keen to express the whole story of the hotel, including the various refurbishments that took place in 1915 & the 1940s, up to the fire that gutted the Hotel in 2008. Layers of construction have been paired back to expose various elements of the Hotel’s history.

Much of the existing shell of the existing burnt-out remains of the Hotel were retained in the redevelopment, with the design exposing the remaining original & burnt features within the space. Existing timbers & bricks have been either reinstated, or recycled & reused wherever possible. Double height voids that were created by the partial loss of the first floor have been retained within the cavernous main bar areas, & function & private dining rooms have been added to the upper level. An internal courtyard has been created within the confines of the external walls that provide a unique indoor / outdoor experience for patrons.

There is a clear distinction between old & new in the fitout design – new elements that have been added into the building including the bar & wet areas have a clean, contemporary feel that juxtaposes against the dilapidated existing hotel features. A palette of black, gold, concrete & natural timbers has been used in the fit-out design that extends from the interior to the beer garden.

The Guildford Hotel at dusk with light grey and white restored blockwork and a black steel belvedere
The Guildford Hotel at dusk with light grey and white restored blockwork and a black steel belvedere
Beer garden outdoor bar with grass and fairy lights at the Guildford Hotel
beer garden with grass and fairy lights at the Guildford Hotel
Heritage style bar at the Guildford Hotel with timber floors, tiled bar, exposed brick walls and original archways.
Wallpapered stairwell with leather and velvet lounges on first floor landing of the Guildford Hotel
heritage dining room at the Guildford Hotel with brick walls, archways, and restored timber beams
Original red fireplace in restored brick wall at the Guildford Hotel
The Guildford Hotel view underneath belvedere
Guildford Hotel dining room with original burnt timber beams and large indoor tree
The Guildford Hotel balcony with white brickwork walls, white corinthian columns and belvedere in the background
The Guildford Hotel restored brick wall with arch doorway
The Guildford Hotel first floor viewing area into the dining room below
The Guildford Hotel heritage dining room with restored brick walls, steel beams and original burnt timber beams
Upstairs bar at the Guildford Hotel with restored brick walls, coloured tiles on the bar, and suspended steel beam
The Guildford Hotel lounge room with exposed brick walls, leather and velvet couches
The Guildford Hotel heritage function room with dining tables, and exposed restored brick walls
The Guildford Hotel heritage kitchen with timber floors, tiled walls and heritage windows
The Guildford Hotel heritage dining room with restored brick walls, steel beams and belvedere over open roof
The Guildford Hotel heritage dining room with restored brick & timber walls, steel beams and concrete floors
The Guildford Hotel heritage dining room with restored brick walls, steel beams and timber floors
The Guildford Hotel heritage dining room with restored brick walls, timber and linoleum floors