Marriott Hotel and Country Club
Lingfield Park Racecourse
Our role as lead architect and interior designer was multifaceted and demanded the consideration of many diverse factors. The redevelopment of the course dictated that existing facilities had to be carefully rationalised to facilitate the demolition of 22 buildings.
Four new buildings had to be integrated into an existing working racecourse environment whilst retaining the existing stand, providing a Marriott International Hotel, a leisure centre and a golf club in addition to creating a new stable yard and entrance building.
The new Marriott Hotel features 116 guest rooms, a golf club with events facilities including ten hospitality boxes with standing terrace arranged over four floors. The hotel has been integrated into the existing racecourse amenities that include function rooms for hire with separate Tote facilities and multifunctional spaces that are designed to adapt on race days to provide additional hospitality space.
The Golf Club is located above the back-of-house facilities on the first floor where the ground contours support level access from outside into the first-floor level. The rest of the first floor is made up of hotel bedrooms that have been clearly separated from the Golf Club.
The ground floor accommodates the Breathe Leisure Club and Spa, the hotel entrance and the main public facilities including a bar and restaurant. The second and third floors are similar and include Racecourse offices and Hospitality boxes that sit separately to the hotel bedroom areas. The second floor is connected to the first floor of the adjoining Main Stand, providing access to the racecourse facilities and supporting the ‘sharing’ of staff and facilities. The new stable yard consists of the horse transporter park, the horse walk and the stable lads’ accommodation building.
There are extensive leisure and dining facilities available to guests including an 18-hole golf course, a putting practice area, the Cyprium Bar and Grill and a range of conference and banqueting suites.
Client: Arena Leisure PLC; Marriott Hotel | Services: Architecture; Interior Design | Size: 116 guest rooms