Hotels operator offers ‘botanical bedrooms’ during summer

Hotels operator INNSiDE by Meliá UK, has launched a plant room pop-up during the summer at its Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle sites.

A select bedroom in each hotel has been given a green renovation, with a curated collection of houseplants from a local independent collaboration in each city – Northern Lights Home in Manchester and, Liverpool’s Root Houseplants.

The option is available throughout August, on a first come first served basis.

The aim is to provide a unique stay experience, boosting happiness as guests step into the botanical bedroom. Studies have shown that indoor plants boost moods, increase creativity, reduce stress, and eliminate air pollutants.

Each room will be curated by the local partners, who have helped conceive and oversee the design of the greenery in the rooms, in addition to suggesting the best plant species that are most suited, based on the environment of the rooms, ambience, and seasonality.

Garry Fortune, director of operations INNSiDE UK North, said: “We wanted to create something a little different for our guests – a bedroom offering that reflects a summer staycation, blooming with greenery and promoting a natural mood booster for those staying with us.

“The collaborations with these independent plant shops draws on the Stay Curious ethos of INNSiDE, offering locally inspired experiences with a venturous difference.”

INNSiDE has also incorporated greenery into its outdoor spaces. INNSiDE Liverpool has recently launched The Secret Garden, a new collaboration with Gino D’Acampo’s Old Hall Street restaurant.

The Secret Garden, concealed within the heart of INNSiDE Liverpool, sees a £300,000 investment in the hotel, transforming more than 400 sq m of a never-before-seen outdoor area into an open-air oasis. The new 170-cover garden is bursting with plants sourced from Italy, promising to raise the bar for alfresco socials in the city.

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