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Relais Cooden Beach

Design Firm


The Story

Long-term relationships are central to the success of Ulster Carpets and our work at Relais Cooden Beach marks a continuation of our success with renowned hotelier, Grace Leo.

Following on from our success at The Relais Henley – the first property to open under The Relais Retreats brand founded by Grace – we again used our design prowess to capture the English seaside vibe of this elegant hotel.

A stylish retreat on the Sussex coast, Relais Cooden Beach redefines the concept of English seaside hotels with its stylish new interiors.

Located on a private beach with uninterrupted views across the English Channel, the hotel embodies the sense of history and style that defines The Relais Retreats brand.

The Relais Henley was a 16th Century property that hosted Kings, Queens and Heads of State and this sense of history can also be found at Relais Cooden Beach. Set in Bexhill-on-Sea, the former private home of the De La Warr family counts King George VI and his family; the young Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret the Duke of Windsor and Wallace Simpson as well as Winston Churchill amongst its notable guests.

The town is also known as the home of British motor racing after hosting the first automobile race in 1902.

This sense of history is offset by a refreshing interior design that captures the spirit of the British seaside and the ever-changing colours of the English Channel as well as being influenced by Nantucket, New England and Deauville.

The carpets and rugs designed and manufactured by Ulster for the guest rooms, corridors and public areas encapsulate this spirit perfectly.

The guestroom carpet design is the perfect example of this, with the style inspired by the English deck chair – a quintessential element of the British seaside – yet with a sophisticated colour palette that adds individuality.

In addition to the bespoke design, Natura Arcus Storm from our Contract Stock collection can be found in the meeting rooms.

This beachside retreat showcases the collaborative approach at Ulster Carpets that interior designers and hoteliers have come to trust.

To discover more of our carpet design collaborations around the world, visit our Projects page. If you would like to enquire about bespoke carpet solutions for your venue, don’t hesitate to contact us.