Geopanel, ideal solution for hotel refurbishment

The St James Hotel in central Nottingham has recently undergone a dramatic facelift and now features Freefoam Geopanel panelling in each bathroom. Owner Peter Johal has spent the last 12 months overseeing an extensive redecoration and refurbishment programme of the 87 bedroom hotel creating a contemporary, modern space right in the heart of the city.

With such a large project cost effective measures were essential to ensure the refurbishment stayed on budget. Each bathroom needed modernising and whilst the existing tiles and plumbing configuration were satisfactory the fittings and bath panels needed replacing. The Geopanel 5mm panels in Pastel Grey and Black Marble were the ideal solution for the bath panels, creating a sleek, coordinating look with the added benefit of allowing easy access to pipework to quickly and simply fix any plumbing issues.

Peter explained:

“We’ve refurbished the hotel to appeal to todays discerning visitor, with all the modern facilities and details that customers want. I was keen to source local suppliers so when our local Freefoam stockist Twinfast introduced me to the product I could immediately see the benefits of the Geopanel PVC panelling system over more traditional tiling. In total we’ve probably used 100 panels and are very pleased with the results. Geopanel has given us a cost effective way of refurbishing tired outdated bathrooms, bringing them up to date with an easy to clean product that will require minimum maintenance”

The Geopanel interior decorative panelling system includes both a standard 250mm panel for walls and ceilings and a one metre wide panel perfect for showers. The high gloss tongue and groove PVC panels are available in contemporary and traditional shades with matching finishing trims in white or silver to ensure a clean professional finish. The 100% waterproof PVC core makes Geopanel ideal for both domestic and commercial environments.