The Stafford kept its new look classic and very English, of course. But the layout, colors, accents, furniture have changed. Its Lyttelton restaurant sports an ivory and gray palette, floral fabrics and a custom-made chandelier. A new feature is what the hotel's calling an "open stage" in the heart of the restaurant. A large, custom-made wooden buffet table will showcase a changing display of dishes that use local and seasonal ingredients. Overall, the Lyttelton is shifting from fine dining to a more casual, though still elegant, eatery serving rustic British cuisine. It's supposed to be like eating in a friend’s home. That is, if your friend had a fancy-looking home.
The hotel's lounge has a similar look as the restaurant. It's a more relaxed place where you can kick back on chairs or sofas and sit in front of the fire. You can catch breakfast, light lunch and afternoon tea there.
Twenty-four guestrooms were also due for a makeover, with new bathrooms, carpets and furnishings, but the hotel's only released photos of its public spaces. We'll keep you posted when the rooms have their big reveal.
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