AN award-winning hotel on the outskirts of Chester has officially opened its new £1.5m luxury lounge space.

Carden Park Hotel's new development, which has capacity for 130 people, is located opposite its fine dining restaurant The Vines, which had opened its doors earlier this year.

The Carden Park Lounge at the hotel and spa on Broxton Road takes inspiration from the hotel’s dining spaces and award-winning spa, acting as an interim between the two.

Open to both hotel residents and day visitors, the new lounge will allow guests to rest during their spa day or during a day at the championship golf courses. With cocktails and afternoon tea also on the menu, the tranquil space has been designed to keep guests calm and relaxed whilst also still feeling luxurious and glamorous.

Completed with hand-painted, golden coffers on the ceiling and large Crittall style windows, the space has a bright and open atmosphere.

Meanwhile, the oversized doors, which lead onto the canopy covered veranda, blend the outside world with the inside.

Jason West, director of WDC Creative, the Manchester-based studio responsible for the design of the lounge, said: “We were so pleased to work with Carden Park on the design of their new luxurious lounge.

"We decided a modern-classic style would be most suited to the other areas of their hotel and spa and the features we chose for this reimagined area have each been carefully selected to create a space that feels inspired yet refined.

"Ensuring that high-quality, British-made items were used where possible, key focal points of the lounge include the beautiful Wilton Carpet and the bespoke organic lighting feature, providing timeless elegance to the beautiful space.”