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Life at the Rosebery Hotel in Jesmond

By September 29, 2011 No Comments

We are delighted to be announcing new ownership and new daily management of the Rosebery Hotel in Jesmond… we are even more thrilled to be starting the renovation works. Work commenced on three bedrooms this week, where both the rooms were stripped out completely, everything was removed, even the 100-year-old horsehair and lathe plaster from the bathrooms. Interesting that the Edwardians used horse hair. It’s stood its test of time for sure, but due to the new configuration of the rooms, sadly it had to go…

Further Rennovations

We also started on the paintwork on the exterior of the building, the Edwardian porch was restored, wood was replaced, new fabulous chrome door furniture is to be fitted. We did contemplate a new design on the porch. But as it was the original and dates back from when the building was constructed, we felt it was a shame to remove it. So Dermot, our great Irish decorator was busy all week, filling in, sanding – 4 days, 4 coats of primer and undercoat…We still can’t decide on a colour…this will be debated over the course of the weekend…

Restoring Old Features

Liam, Darren, Dan and Steve are busy with the first fix in the bathrooms, new plumbing, new walls, new DPC, new plasterboards, the electrics and the first shower tray has been fitted. Soil pipes that need to be re-routed will mean, Liam will have to abseil down the front of the building with a harness to fit the new pipework… So it’s all go this week, substantial changes to the hotel in just 5 days… The electricians are back tomorrow for the 2nd day of hanging the new Vintage Shabby Chic chandeliers, sourced from France and Belgium…here are some of the pictures of the changes over the course of the week for your amusement…

The Chosen Chandelier

We went off sourcing a fabulous 8ft dresser over the weekend for the dining room and tomorrow is also a day of collecting all the curtains we have obtained the refurbished apartments at the Savoy Hotel in London…Fabulously rich raw curtains, which are also lined in silk and are at least 1 1/2 inches thick….Can’t wait to get those up….

Exciting times ahead…

Old bathrooms stripped out…

Rooms decommissioned…

Removal of all internal structures, old en-suites stripped out and even ceilings replaced…