Nick Coburn Ulster Carpets Group Managing Director and Deputy Chairman

Nick Coburn awarded CBE

Many congratulations to our Group Managing Director and Deputy Chairman Nick Coburn who has been awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours List for services to the economy in Northern Ireland. A truly well deserved honour.

Speaking about the recognition, Nick said: « I am truly honoured to receive this award which only comes with the support and guidance of so many good people. »

Nick is pictured in front of a portrait of his grandfather George Walter Wilson who founded Ulster Carpets in 1938.

Middle East update

Ulster Carpets expands its presence within the Middle East

Ulster Carpets is seeing continued high demand for bespoke luxury axminster carpets from the hospitality sector in the Middle East.

Our current list of prestigious projects throughout the region includes:

  • W Muscat, Oman
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, UAE
  • Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • St Regis, Amman, Jordan
  • Le Gray, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Le Méridien Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • One & Only Seef, Bahrain
  • Hilton Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Jabal Omar Marriott Hotel, Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Centara Grand West bay, Doha, Qatar
  • Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

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In addition to our long established Dubai Office headed up by our Regional Sales Manager Mr Scott Hanna, and Operations Manager Mr Wael Momen, Ulster Carpets is delighted to announce the partnership of P.I.S. International and Jedari Trading under the leadership of Mr Sam Khodr representing Ulster Carpets in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. Sam brings over 20 years’ experience in sales and installation on contract projects within the Middle East region.

Mr Sam Khodr, Mr Scott Hanna and Mr Wael Momen

Pictured above (l-r) – Mr Sam Khodr, Mr Scott Hanna and Mr Wael Momen

Welcoming Sam’s area representation, Nick Coburn, Ulster Carpets Group Managing Director and Deputy Chairman, said: « The Middle East is a key market for Ulster Carpets and we are delighted to have Sam coming on board. This partnership puts us in a great position for further development and growth in the region. »

With a reputation for exceptional customer service and superior quality as well as creative design talent and innovative technology, clients worldwide choose Ulster project after project.

Learn more about our contract projects in our projects gallery.

Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel

Ulster Carpets worked with GA Design to create stunning bespoke woven axminster carpets for corridors and guest rooms in Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, London.

This historic 5 star hotel is located on the famed Park Lane in London’s Mayfair district, close to Oxford Street, Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park. It was the lush parkland which inspired the sophisticated carpet design. A delicate foliage pattern gently winds through the corridors. Rich golden leaves are carefully layered over soft greys to create depth and add warmth. This beautiful autumnal effect continues into the elegant guest rooms linking them to the corridors by colour and pattern.

Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel - photo by Simon Stanmore

Ulster has a long established relationship with the Marriott group having completed a number of projects in cities around the world including Paris, Amsterdam, Moscow, Munich and Dubai.

Ulster Carpets office in Clerkenwell

New London office

Ulster Carpets’ London based team has relocated to Clerkenwell, the capital’s vibrant, creative heart.


Clerkenwell is renowned as a global design hub, home to numerous designers, architects and creative businesses. Although Ulster Carpets has long been established in London, it is now proud to be situated in this bustling design district.

Ulster’s team is also boosting its numbers with additional design, sales and project management staff.

The new London office is now located at:

Unit 1 Compton Courtyard
40 Compton Street

Tel: 020 7017 0040

Ulster Carpets produces striking axminster carpets that beautifully enhance the interior of many prestigious establishments such as The Ritz, The Savoy, and Indigo Hotel London – Aldgate. By combining creative design talent with Ulster’s unique weaving technology PSYLO™, we can offer unlimited design possibilities to create bespoke masterpieces.

Ulster Carpets London office

Crystal Mozart

II BY IV DESIGN , in collaboration with Ulster Carpets, designed custom carpets for the suites and corridors aboard the magnificent Crystal Mozart, the first of Crystal Cruises new river ship fleet.

Inspired by the striking, seasonal panoramas of the Danube River from Passau, Germany to Budapest, Hungary, the design of the Crystal Mozart is an enchanting blend of old world charm and luxurious elegance. Refurbished in late June 2016, it was specifically designed to fit into wider locks of the Danube River, which majestically glides under low bridges past historic villages and lush landscapes. Its refurbishment allowed for the design of some of the most spacious river cruise cabins afloat.

A six-star luxury river boat resembling a high-end hotel or luxury flat, an elegant land-based design aesthetic was achieved to ground the interiors. All suites featured custom sumptuous carpets with standout patterns that were inspired by the reflection of water.

The corridor leading to the penthouse suites is differentiated by a distinctive plush carpet with an organic and whimsical pattern enhanced by a rich and contrasting colour scheme. The dynamic pattern animates the corridors while enhancing the natural flow of movement.

Well received by the client and passengers alike, the Crystal Mozart continues to be celebrated with notable accolades. Most recently, II BY IV DESIGN was honoured at the 2017 SBID International Design Awards in London, where it was selected as a finalist in the Hotel Bedroom & Suites Design category. This project was also shortlisted at the Gold Key Awards in the best suite category.

Lough Erne Resort

The Lough Erne Resort and Spa is located on the outskirts of Enniskillen, is an award winning 5 star hotel famed for its stunning views of Lough Erne and Castle Hume Lough.

Ulster Carpets were delighted to work with the luxury resort to create custom pieces for The Ross Suite, which were designed to complement the natural surroundings and striking architectural look of the resort.

Using a colour palette of soft beiges, teals, deep grey blues and accents of turquoise, Ulster’s designers infused intricate ‘lace’ patterns with a geometric design and distressed texture that runs throughout each area creating a somewhat Persian feel.

Inspired by the lough, a water themed ‘stria’ design was introduced in the pre-function area to emphasise the connection with the water outside. Continuing into the larger function area, the stria flows across the entire room, intertwined with the repeating geometric pattern and larger interlocking motifs.

Visit our gallery to see more projects completed by Ulster Carpets.

London Heathrow Marriott

Ulster Carpets and London Heathrow Marriott

E.P.R Architects and London Heathrow Marriott have been shortlisted for a ‘European Hotel Design Award’ in the ‘Event Spaces’ category thanks to their new look conference space, complete with bespoke Ulster carpets. The project comes as part of a multi – million pound refurbishment programme which has seen an impressive transformation of the hotel’s business areas.

Taking their inspiration from an aerial view of the airport, Ulster designers worked with E.P.R Architects to create the unique design. A geometric pattern peaks through ‘clouds’ of texture creating a whimsical, almost 3D effect, which mimics the glimpses of the landscape passengers are afforded as they fly into Heathrow.

The carpets add the finishing touches to what is now a state of the art conference facility in a convenient location for international visitors. Ulster have enjoyed a long established relationship with the Marriott Hotel group and are delighted to have been a part of this most recent project. The European Hotel Design award winners will be announced at The Park Plaza Westminster on the 21st November. We wish the hotel and E.P.R Architects all the best!

Ulster Carpets in London Marriott Heathrow

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