The Ro Hotel to open in the Lake District

10 June 2021

A new kind of hotel, The Ro, is set to open this summer in the most popular tourist destination of the lakes, Bowness-on-Windermere.

Overlooking the lake, the new 87 room property has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment, which has seen it transformed from its previous guise as The Hydro Hotel.

The 87 rooms feature eight different categories, from cosy to the Ro Suite with lake views. All rooms have been completely renovated and feature clean lines, artistic decor and home from home comforts.

Challenging the formal, all day dining will be available in the dining area – Lacu at The Ro, breakfast for example will be served until 5pm for hotel guests so they never need to rush out of bed.

The cuisine will be local, honest, comfort food; sourced responsibly, seasonally and, where possibly locally, but always British. The Ro Bar will be the perfect destination for both guests and locals, again locally sourced spirits will be on offer.

The hotel’s design takes inspiration from the lake and surrounding countryside with cool blues and turquoises complemented with accents of oranges, natural stone and traditional grey slate. Interior Design has been carried out by APM Design Ltd, and architect Mason Gillibrand reconfigured the internal space and main entrance, while respecting and showcasing the original features of the building.

In addition to the rooms and dining the hotel’s conference and meeting rooms, have also been given an overhaul. The six new spaces can cater for events from 6 to 200.

The signification refurbishment has been undertaken by investment group Lake Merritt Hospitality. The hotel will be managed by UK management company 7 Hospitality Management.


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