A carpet distinctly above par at Gleneagles
Bedrooms and meeting rooms within Scotland’s five-star The Gleneagles Hotel, home to 2014’s Ryder Cup golf tournament, are adorned with bespoke woven carpet from Wilton Carpets Commercial.
The Gleneagles Hotel, set in grounds of 850 acres, is undergoing an £18 million redevelopment programme, partly in preparation for the 2014 Ryder Cup. The 40th Ryder Cup Matches will be held from 26–28 September 2014 on the PGA Centenary Course at the Gleneagles Hotel near Auchterarder in Perthshire, Scotland. This will be the second time that Scotland has hosted the Ryder Cup; the competition was held at Muirfield in 1973.
Selecting a nine-row axminster for a combination of durability and luxurious underfoot feel, Greyline Design worked with Wilton Carpets to conceive two designs, each with a subtle indigenous quality as Gavin Liddle of Greyline Design explains:
“We were commissioned by The Gleneagles Hotel to refurbish a series of bedrooms and suites across a wing in two phases as the venue builds towards one of the most prestigious events in the sporting calendar. The hotel was keen for rooms to have an indigenous quality, without the obvious recreations of Scottish tartans found in other hospitality venues.”
Using a colour palette of heather, silver and green tones inspired by the hotel’s outstanding natural surroundings, the carpet achieves its patriotic outlook in bedrooms with a stylised thistle motif in a scale suitable for the sizeable bay window rooms. Then in suites and meeting rooms on the ground floor, a bespoke crackled design reminiscent of Scotland’s rugged landscapes in neutral tones has been created. “The result is carpet that is opulent and elegant in both areas, completely befitting the sophisticated and luxurious tone of The Gleneagles Hotel,” continues Gavin Liddle.
Across both designs a total of 2000 square metres of bespoke nine-row axminster from Wilton Carpets Commercial has been installed at The Gleneagles Hotel. Woven on Wilton Carpets’ performance axminster looms from a blend of 80% wool and 20% nylon to deliver durability and appearance retention, the carpet is now set for the capacity crowd expected in the build up to and throughout the Ryder Cup tournament.