Watergate Bay Hotel

Redefining the hotel experience as a haven for active relaxation

Watergate Bay Hotel is a family friendly, not focused, destination that offers the perfect escape for those looking to relax, get active, or both. Household was brought in to make the brand’s future vision a reality, combining all the elements that make Watergate Bay so special – the beach, the sea and water sports.

Watergate Bay Hotel, hotel, restaurant and spa design, by Household.
Dogs, Watergate Bay Hotel, hotel, restaurant and spa design, by Household.

Relaxed beach living

Exterior shot of Watergate Bay Hotel, hotel, restaurant and spa design, by Household.

We created a new ‘guest journey’ for the hotel inspired by our retail design experience and thinking. Guests are invited to discover different areas to fit their mood, from social spaces to lookout points, feet-up spots or hideaway benches with books.

Interior shot of pool area at Watergate Bay Hotel, hotel, restaurant and spa design, by Household.
Interior shot of Watergate Bay Hotel, hotel, restaurant and spa design, by Household.
Interior shot of spa at Watergate Bay Hotel, hotel, restaurant and spa design, by Household.

Hidden treatment rooms, cardio rooms and guest lounges all enjoy stunning views over the bay. A timber ‘boardwalk’ provides surf-in/surf-out access for guests to make use of surfboard storage, beach changing and wetsuit drying facilities.

Exterior shot of Watergate Bay Hotel, hotel, restaurant and spa design, by Household.
External showers for water sports at Watergate Bay Hotel, hotel, restaurant and spa design, by Household.

Locally sourced materials bring tactility underfoot and to hand

Interior shot of bedroom found at Watergate Bay Hotel, hotel, restaurant and spa design, by Household.
Interior shot of bedroom found at Watergate Bay Hotel, hotel, restaurant and spa design, by Household.

An ethos of ‘relaxed beach living’ drove the design direction, with texture being key to creating a lived-in feel. We locally sourced the majority of the materials used on the floors, walls and built-in features to bring tactility both underfoot and to hand. Rustic sawn floorboards, Cornish granite cobbles, handmade tiles and natural slate create true authenticity.

Exterior shot of entrance at Watergate Bay Hotel, hotel, restaurant and spa design, by Household.
Beach near Watergate Bay Hotel, hotel, restaurant and spa design, by Household.

Results

Winner ‘Best Global Hotel’ – FX Magazine Design Awards 2013. Winner ‘Most Family Friendly Hotel’ – Family Traveller Awards 2018

95% Occupancy rate throughout the year