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The IBIS Styles in Manchester is a hotel in the Accor chain which has recently been remodelled with a great deal of thought, imagination and even humour.

Behind its handsome listed 19th-century facade are airy modern interiors crammed with playful design features referencing Manchester's reputation as a wet city.

The Challenge

The hotel was looking to offer a customer experience with a difference and the interior needed to reflect that, from the fabrics to the lighting.

The restaurant and bar areas were far bland; with rough-hewn wood flooring and booths, bright orange and pale blue seating, so the lighting needed to offer a sense of fun, with a modern flavour.

Experts in hotel, restaurant and bar lighting, Accor looked to Chantelle Lighting for ideas and inspiration.

The Solution

The solution was a mix of industrial style lighting, blended to perfection to meet the hotel's cool vibe.

Nine armed black pendants hang among timber features, including a specially made, industrial aged timber beam with black twisted flex wrapped around the beam, creating fourteen filament drops.

Another timber beam features a quirky three bucket light, with a further cluster of three industrial buckets in a rusted steel finish.

Industrial pendants in sulphur red and sulphur blue finishes, which are completely bespoke and unique to Chantelle, providing a warm, inviting glow from the globe filament blues.

The Result

We think this write up on The Telegraph online sum it up well:

"The restaurant and bar go beyond the bland, anonymous spaces usually associated with chain hotels, with rough-hewn woods, corrugated metal and industrial-style lighting evoking a hip US diner." 


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