The final phase of the hotel’s construction started in June 2010 and was officially completed just before Christmas. Customers have already given excellent feedback about the hotel’s new look.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol director of sales and marketing, Kathrin Cockhill commented: “We are very pleased to celebrate the official completion of the hotel. We believe these finishing touches deliver what our customers expect from a Radisson Blu hotel and with our Radisson service concepts and “Yes I Can” values, we feel we have a great product to offer to the Bristol marketplace.”
The work involved in the final construction phase included finishing touches to the reception area, conference facilities and dining outlets. The lobby has been improved to include a unique, virtual aquarium that utilises 4 x 32 inch LED screens to imitate serene and life-like underwater scenes.
The reception area of the Bristol hotel has also changed shape and has been improved with a newly lit ramp, signage, carpeting and re-designed seating areas that are both inviting and comfortable. In addition, the hotel has improved its conference facilities on offer by adding new equipment and furniture to its meetings and events floor.
The hotel’s Filini restaurant also has a new look, with the addition of a signature wine wall, a red glass feature window and digital scenes of Italy throughout the restaurant. Guests will be able to sample the menu with premier seating at the new ‘Filini Taster Table’ that must be booked in advance of dining. Filini offers a smart, modern and uncluttered atmosphere with simply-cooked Italian and Sardinian food, based on carefully-sourced local and authentic ingredients.
The Bar at the hotel in Bristol offers a contemporary work setting for business travellers during the day and a lively cocktail lounge by night. Upgrades to The Bar include new sofas and chairs from Italy and a more relaxing environment for guests.The Bar now offers complimentary canapes for all guests from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm every evening and visitors can also enjoy Piano jazz nights with live music from 6.00pm to 8.00pm every Wednesday.
In November, the Radisson Blu was awarded a Bristol Civic Society Environmental Award to celebrate the city’s best buildings. The hotel is located across from The Bristol Hippodrome in Bristol’s city centre, just walking distance from the main city centre shopping area near Cabot Circus