Royal Yacht Hotel
With its breathtaking views over the Channel, it was a natural choice to continue the marine theme inside the stunning new Royal Yacht hotel. IDP Design achieved this effect through subtle features, such as carefully considered signage…
Situated in St Helier, The Royal Yacht is Jersey's newest architectural gem. The interior is fresh, contemporary and has just a slight marine hint to accentuate its surroundings. This subtle but effective interior was created by IDP Design. Through their extensive expertise in the hotel and leisure market, this innovative company recognises that a small detail like a hotel door number has the potential to influence an interior.
"From the very beginning of this project, we visualised that the hotel guest room would be illuminated. This would create a visual line of light going down the corridor to give a futuristic feel," explains Lynne Jordon from IDP Design.
IDP also wanted the door signs to suggest a nautical theme to complement the décor. Their vision was to steer away from the traditional square sign and introduce a curved line and wave effect.
The interior design company approached Signbox, who specialise in LED illuminated signs. Lynne admits she was pleasantly surprised that Signbox identified the type of sign IDP design wanted straight away, as the brief she gave was very loose.
Signbox confirmed that wave-shaped signs could be achieved and that LED lighting would create a stunning effect, with the line of light they originally visualised.
To achieve the desired look, Signbox used illuminated sign blocks which can be cut to various lengths and sizes. The room number was then pin-routed onto the acrylic panel, and in-filled with frosted vinyl to create a sparkling effect. To complete the effect, Signbox used LED's to illuminate the number and the edge of the sign.
In total, Signbox manufactured 108 signs for the Royal Yacht hotel that has now been officially opened to the public.
"IDP Design is delighted with the signs. It looks fantastic and creates the subtle marine look we desired but in a contemporary fashion. We have introduced suggestions of marine themes throughout the hotel, including using a vast sail in the reception area and above the swimming pool and spa. The whole effect is calming and sophisticated without being too intimidating," says Lynn.
IDP Design's experience of using Signbox was incredibly positive as they felt comfortable allowing them to liaise directly with the client.
"This is the first time we have used Signbox who have impressed us with their ability to solve problems and their reliability," Lynn enthuses. "If you want illuminated signs, Signbox are definitely the best people to employ."