Comet Hotel, Hatfield, Velvet Curtains

The original Comet Hotel was named after the locally built de Havilland Comet DH.88 racing aeroplane. It represented the cutting edge of modern technology at time when the world was at the beginnings of international high speed travel.

The hotel was actually designed around the footprint of the aircraft, which gives the building its unusual and iconic shape.  Built in 1936, the building’s Streamline Moderne style represents a 1930’s type of the Art Deco architecture.

The hotel owner, Fusion Hatfield Hotels appointed ISG to construct the extension and architect and interior designer Stride Treglown  to complete a full refurbishment.

The renovated hotel is now fully managed by Lester Hotels.


The interior needed to reflect the rich heritage and glamour of the original Comet hotel.  The period features and classic designs had to combine with modern furnishings to create a welcoming and exciting environment.


The interior designer, inspired by the Art Deco period of the hotel, selected designs from Skopos’ Origami collection.  The luxury woven fabrics are based on geometric influences which offer an exciting mix of matt and silk/satin effect designs in a calm palette of soft colours and metallics.

Neutral colours have been used for bedroom curtains and bed throws.  Contemporary Art Deco inspired cushions add a splash of colour and sophistication.

Public areas and meeting rooms use Dove which is a new matt velvet from Skopos.  The sage green colour ensures the curtains and tiebacks add a vintage feel with a luxurious finish.

Amaze, Bernina and Galeries upholstery fabrics were chosen for their geometric inspired designs and muted neutral tones.

Fabrics used

  • OR22 Tide

  • OR30 Fossil

  • OR5 Opal

  • DOV10077 Forest Green

  • M5 Biscotti

  • N11 Fudge

  • M3 Lemongrass

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