Mercure hotel’s upgrade inspired by scenic Sheffield

One of the rooms at the refurbished Mercure in Sheffield.
One of the rooms at the refurbished Mercure in Sheffield.

The scenic green spaces of Sheffield and Derbyshire have inspired a major refurbishment of the Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel & Spa.

The four star complex has undergone a “locally inspired” re-design of the rooms, facilities and public spaces to reflect the famously green city, taking inspiration from the Winter Garden, Peace Gardens and nearby Peak District.

The swimming pool at the Mercure in Sheffield.

The swimming pool at the Mercure in Sheffield.

These green features include back-lit leaf vein motifs in the reception and public areas and a new signature table displaying a wooden leaf skeleton frame in the reception area.

The newly designed lounge and bar area boasts floral metalwork details, petrified moss and a corteen steel sculpture - a nod to the city’s famous steel heritage.

Every bedroom has been redesigned to incorporate a bright colour scheme, and includes headboards displaying local artwork.

The new upholstery features colours and textures inspired by plants found in the Winter Gardens.

The revamped Mercure in Sheffield.

The revamped Mercure in Sheffield.

Separate zones have been created in the bar area to suit guests needs for working, socializing or watching sports.

A spokeswoman for the hotel said the company is unable to say how much has been spent on the upgrade but added it is a “significant amount.”

Luisa Esposito, general manager at the hotel, said: “We are thrilled to welcome new and returning guests.”

Jonathan Sheard, head of operations luxury, upscale & midscale for Accor, which operates the Mercure hotels brand worldwide, added: “We are proud to welcome guests to this beautifully refurbished hotel.

“We look forward to showcasing the strong local connections that make the Mercure hotels truly unique.”