Type: New HotelCompletion: 2009Client: RED HotelsAwards:
2009 - Michelmores - Winner - Building of the Year
2010 - European Hotel Awards - Finalist
2010 - LABC - Commercial Building of the Year
2010 - LABC - Finalist - Best Large Commercial Building
2010 - Michelmores/Western Morning News Project of the Year
2010 - UK Commercial Property Awards - Best Small Hotel Construction and Design UK
2010 - Cornwall Sustainability Award
2010 - Green Apple Silver Award
The brief for The Scarlet Hotel was ambitious: a new sumptuous individual boutique (37 bed) hotel, reflecting its location on the cliffs over looking the Atlantic; a special atmosphere, simple philosophy (local, seasonal and high quality); and exemplary ‘eco’ credentials to set the bench mark not only for green Cornish tourism, but as a marker nationally, and most importantly to ‘think outside the box’.
A highly insulated timber frame is clad in untreated timber and local stone with an indigenous green roof. Hot water, heating and indoor pool are supplied by a woodchip boiler and solar panels. Heat recovery, grey/rain water harvesting, a natural outdoor pool and ultra low energy LED lighting underpin the green management ethos the guests experience and the design philosophy that ‘luxury need not cost the earth’.