Pennyhill Park Hotel

Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa is a luxury hotel situated across 120 acres in the heart of Surrey. The main house is a 19th century manor house with modern extensions added to the site over time. The hotel features a Michelin starred restaurant, Latymer, a more informal restaurant, Hillfield as well as further food and drink offerings. The hotel also features a 45,000 sq ft spa which includes a state-of-the-art fitness suite, over 20 treatment rooms and inside and outside swimming pools. 

During the first half of 2023, the hotel underwent extensive refurbishment works to the Terrace Wing creating a new destination within the hotel for luxury weddings. As part of the renovation the architect was looking at installing disabled access from one level to another across their marbled stairs. The architect wanted a solution which would blend in seamlessly with the stairs and would not ruin the aesthetic of a 5-star luxury hotel. More traditional options such as platform stairlifts would look completely out of place and would ruin the appearance of this part of the hotel. 

The option we proposed was a hidden platform lift which would incorporate the existing steps. When a visitor uses the lift, retractable shields raise at the upper landing and the lift descends to the lower landing. The steps also travel down creating a step free flat pathway onto the platform. The lift features a brushed stainless steel on platform control column and wireless radio control call and send landing controls. The platform and steps are clad with the same white marble as the rest of the staircase and upper and lower landings. This creates a discreet access solution with a clean attractive finish which doesn’t take away from the rest of the building. The lift was completed in time for the weddings booked in the Terrace Wing in June. 

Location: Surrey

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2023

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A white marble set of stairs with a hidden platform lift on the left side at Pennyhill Park Hotel
The upper landing of the hidden platform lift at Pennyhill Park Hotel
The platform lift completely lowers to the lower floor level to allow step free access for a wheelchair user
The hidden platform lift features retractable shields on the upper landing to prevent falls into the lift way
A view of the hidden platform lift in its lowered position from the lower floor level at Pennyhill Park Hotel
The view from the lower landing of the white marble steps with the lift in its up position
A view from the lower landing of the whole set of white marble steps with the lift in its lowered position

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