Andrew Muirhead supply luxury hotel market9 December 2011
Andrew Muirhead & Son has recently supplied the leather within three five-star hotels, in both London and Switzerland. Part of Scottish Leather Group and manufacturers of sustainable Low Carbon Leather, they are well known within the industry for supplying top quality leather for the luxury goods sector.In Switzerland, Andrew Muirhead supplied leather to Hotel Schweizerhof, a five-star hotel located in Bern. It has recently been entirely restored both internally and externally and as a business hot-spot it is renowned throughout the country.
Within the hotel, hides in Sateen Cashmere were used for guestroom headboards, Lustrana Mahogany was specified for bar stools and chairs in the main lobby area and Sateen Purple is found in the cigar lounge on all seating.
Many elements of the hotel are heritage protected in the 100-year old building. The quality of Andrew Muirhead leather is in keeping with the unique interior of marble pillars, fine plasterwork and antique features.
In collaboration with MKV Design, the hotel specified Andrew Muirhead leather to work with a concept that looked at a competitive pricing point, choice of colour and quality of the leather to add to the contemporary design within the historic property.
The Jumeirah Group operates luxury hotels and resorts, which are regarded as some of the most luxurious and innovative in the world. They have won numerous awards and Andrew Muirhead leather is currently found in restaurants at two of the London hotels.
The Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, situated in Belgravia, London, hosts the Lowndes Bar and Kitchen where Andrew Muirhead leather in Ingleston Stone and Nutmeg were specified by the hotel for use on dining chairs and sofas.
Kersi Deboo from interior design firm Distinction Contracts, who specify Andrew Muirhead on a regular basis, commented: ‘We are delighted to be working with Andrew Muirhead leather once again as they are a highly reputable brand. From working with them on past projects we knew that the quality, durability and service were extremely good. The flexible manufacturing process that is available with Andrew Muirhead is also a big draw for us when projects require specific shades or colour matching’.
At the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge, voted Europe’s Leading Business Hotel 2011 at the World Travel Awards and placed in the Conde Nast Traveller Gold List 2011, Andrew Muirhead leather is featured in the Rib Room Restaurant. Formerly the tallest hotel in London, it was recently revamped for the 21st century, crediting its 50 year history. Hides in bespoke Lustrana Green were used on all chairs and banquette seating.
Archie Browning, sales director for Andrew Muirhead & Son commented: ‘Seeing Andrew Muirhead leather in these luxury hotels is testament to the quality products that Scotland can produce. When both UK and international designers come back to us time and again for their projects we are assured that our leather is one of the best out there.’