Success for Select at Awards Night

It was a very satisfying evening for Select Contract Furniture at the recent Scottish Bar and Pub Awards.

The glittering ceremony took place at The Hilton, Glasgow and attracted several hundred men and women who celebrated the best the industry has to offer.

And we’re very proud to be closely associated with two of the big success stories of the night.

In the Country Pub of the Year category, The Old Mill Inn, Pitlochry was declared the winner by a panel of judges.

Select Contract Furniture carried out an extensive refurbishment in all parts of the hotel and the judges were clearly impressed by what they saw.

There was more good news in the Renovation of the Year category when Angels of Uddingston won the top prize.

Angels is best-known as a restaurant and lounge bar with a small hotel attached.

Select Contract Furniture recently refurbished some of the bedrooms and provided furniture for the restaurant and lounge bar.

We have worked closely for some time with the Lisini Group, who own Angels among others, and we are delighted to have played a small part in their success.

And last, but certainly not least, we are thrilled that Ranald MacColl, one of Scotland’s leading designers, was inducted into the Scottish Bar and Pub Awards Hall of Fame.

We’ve collaborated with Ranald on a number of projects and he is the consummate professional and fully deserves this honour.

All the pictures from the great night can be found here: http://bit.ly/2xbpBhP

Rave Reviews on TripAdvisor for Our New-Look Hotel Bedrooms

Our refurbishment of the 12 bedrooms in the Stair Arms Hotel has proved to be a big hit with the guests.

Here are some of the recent reviews on TripAdvisor:

  • “The hotel is in the middle of being renovated and all the rooms have been done. Must say they are lovely and done to a high standard.”
  • “Once in the room I was shocked at how lovely the room was. Recently renovated I could not fault the room.”
  • “Tastefully renovated bedrooms, spacious and comfortable, with en suite shower and bath.”
  • “Stayed the weekend while attending the Celtic Dragon MCC motorbike rally. Rooms have all been refurbished to a very high standard and a reasonable price being charged!”
  • “The hotel is being decorated and all bedrooms are finished and look beautiful.”
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Before

After

After

Management and staff are equally enthusiastic about the stunning results. Consequently, we are now updating the hotel’s public areas. This includes reception, lounge, dining room, a new coffee lounge and bar area.

We’re delighted to be working with this historic family-owned and managed establishment in Pathhead, Midlothian. It is situated on the A68, the main Edinburgh to the Scottish Borders route.

Select were chosen to refurbish all 12 bedrooms and, as you can see from the reaction above, the transformation was breathtaking! We consulted closely with the Ramsay family in the selection of all the case goods furniture which was manufactured in a tasteful grey oak finish.

Old carpets were replaced by plank effect LVT flooring. The new Hotel Executive beds come with a deep divan base upholstered in faux leather for easy cleaning and blend in with the room decor.

The Super King beds are manufactured with a zip and link facility which allows them to be split into two separate single beds. They are tastefully complemented with coordinating scatter cushions and a bed throw.

The padded headboard, complete with a bedside unit on each side, has a grey oak finish to match the room’s other elements. Sculptured black out velvet curtains hang from every window.

Each room is furnished with a two-door wardrobe, armchair and a dressing table which incorporates a pull-out tea tray. The ceiling pendant and matching bedside lamps were selected to further enhance the décor scheme.

Select supplied everything you can see in the picture above, including the wallpaper. The refurbishment was overseen by Select's own highly-trained personnel and the installation was completed with the minimum of fuss. This allowed this busy and popular hotel to continue working as normal while the work was being carried out. The images above show one of the rooms before and after the process.

Select Delighted by Fishers contract

Select Delighted by Fishers contract

We are delighted to have been chosen to help refurbish one of Scotland’s most iconic hotels.

Fishers Hotel in Pitlochry, which opened in 1830, was badly damaged by a fire which broke out in the early hours of New Year’s Day this year.

It is now undergoing a £2m repair project which will lead to the creation of 30 new rooms, bringing the total to 140, and a new 150-cover restaurant.

Select Contract Furniture will be supplying all the bedroom furniture including curtains, soft furnishings, bedside cabinets, chests of drawers, dressing tables, robes and chairs.

The first 12 rooms will be ready to take delivery of the new furniture within the next three months.

Over several years, Select have worked with many of the most prestigious hotels in the country, including Glasgow’s Blythswood Hotel, Edinburgh’s Dunstane Hotel and the Glynhill Hotel in Renfrew.

This contract with Fishers is yet another feather in our cap and great news for our East Kilbride workforce. We are proud to play a part in this exciting project.

Please follow this link http://bit.ly/2tIPW2R for the latest news on the refurbishment programme.

"BAR SPORT" TO OPEN FIRST EXCITING SCOTTISH VENUE IN IRVINE

"BAR SPORT" TO OPEN FIRST EXCITING SCOTTISH VENUE IN IRVINE

SPORTING superstars like Anthony Joshua and Joe Calzaghe could be heading to Irvine, after plans for a new sports bar were given the green light.

Bar Sport have been given planning permission to open an American-themed bar and grill in the High Street, creating 30 new jobs for the town.

Replacing the former Co-Op,  Bar Sport are planning a substantial upgrade for the building which will offer a varied, American-style menu as well as alcohol.

An example of a previous Bar Sport operation in England

An example of a previous Bar Sport operation in England

One of the company’s bosses Rosemary Reid says the venue will have between 40 to 50 HD screens showing not only football but sport from across the world.
Ms Reid, who previously owned a restaurant in Troon, said Bar Sport would bring something different to Irvine and offers a family-friendly atmosphere.
A former nurse, the Irvine woman said she believed her new venture would be a positive addition to the town centre. 
National Franchise Manager Keith Fox said he and his colleagues would stay on-site in Irvine for “as long as they require” to get the bar up and running.

He also revealed that Bar Sport regularly host major sporting stars for appearances and 

promised similar events for the new Irvine site.

Mr Fox said: “This will be our first foray north of the border, we’ll be onsite for as long as is required. We generally stay on site for between three to six months to help them establish their business and assist with their recruitment, we don’t just hand them the keys and leave them to it.

The experience is different to anything out there in the High Street in Scotland. We can bring in sporting stars and have a direct channel into boxing. We have had people like Anthony Joshua and Joe Calzaghe appear and we even imported Floyd Mayweather following one of his world championship wins.” 
He added that the audio visual experience on offer “was second to none” and is one of the most expensive aspects of the investment.

Regular visits with sporting heroes is par for the course at Bar Sport. From Boxing Champions and Football Stars to International Rugby and Cricket Players, these are the aspects that make Bar Sport Franchise the most widespread sports bar franchise in the UK. 

Select Contract Furniture are delighted to have been nominated to provide the interior furnishings for the 350 person capacity bar/restaurant and were heavily involved with the owners and Franchise Team in the selection of suitable tables, chairs, stools and fixed seating to facilitate the diverse requirements of this exciting new venue.

Practicality and aesthetics were of paramount importance in conjunction with the Franchise parameters and all parties were delighted with the final selection which ticks all the boxes and meets the required criteria for a high volume American-themed environment.

Bar Sport Irvine is due to open at the start of March 2017.

Award Winning Contract Furniture Supplier

We are delighted to announce that Select Contract Furniture has been named as the winner of "Best Bespoke UK Hotel & Restaurant Furniture Services" at the Corporate Excellence Awards 2016. 

This prestigious award shines a light on companies that are showing innovation, expertise and professional acumen across the areas in which they practice. Select Contract Furniture are honoured to have been recognised through a combination of votes gathered from a network of respected hospitality partners and rigorous industry research.

Select Nominated Suppliers to 7 Winners at the 2016 Scottish Hotel Awards

Select Nominated Suppliers to 7 Winners at the 2016 Scottish Hotel Awards

Select Contract Furniture are delighted and honoured to be the nominated suppliers to no less than 7 worthy winners at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2016.

Congratulations to all our victorious friends in the industry who richly deserve their respective accolades. 

ISLAND HOTEL OF THE YEAR
Skeabost House Hotel 

Casual dining in style at the award winning Skeabost House Hotel on the beautiful Isle of Skye.

Casual dining in style at the award winning Skeabost House Hotel on the beautiful Isle of Skye.

 

ISLANDS BOUTIQUE HOTEL OF THE YEAR
Duisdale House Hotel 

SMALL COUNTRY HOUSE OF THE YEAR
Lake of Menteith Hotel 

INN OF THE YEAR
Old Mill Inn, Pitlochry 

One of the stunning acclaimed rooms at Old Mill Inn, Pitlochry

One of the stunning acclaimed rooms at Old Mill Inn, Pitlochry

 

STYLE HOTEL OF THE YEAR GLASGOW & CLYDE
Blythswood Square Hotel 

BORDER'S BAR OF THE YEAR 
Tontine Hotel Peebles 

SOUTH WEST BAR OF THE YEAR
Fairfield House Hotel Ayr 

Select are handpicked as Scottish Distributor for Belgian Maestros Mobitec

Select are handpicked as Scottish Distributor for Belgian Maestros Mobitec

Founded in 1990, Mobitec is a Belgian family company specialising in the production of high quality chairs, armchairs and tables.

Mobitec is considered to be the most important manufacturer of chairs in Belgium and employs around 500 people.

A major strength is their in-house dedicated design team who systematically follow and instigate innovative design trends enabling cutting edge production.

With one eye always on seating comfort and durability, Mobitec are industry leaders in the contract seating industry.

Select Contract Furniture are delighted to be unveiled as the Scottish distributors for this stunning range of furniture, specifically aimed at the hotel and restaurant market.

Select will have a selection of Mobitec products on display within our vast showroom facility, including an open section chair showing the internal support system and fillings epitomizing the superior product quality and finish.

The "Mood" Chair by Mobitec

The "Mood" Chair by Mobitec

The image above shows the supremely comfortable "Mood" chair including the optional quilted cushion overlay, together with the angled edge oak dining table and contemporary tubular metal under frame.

Select chosen by Iona Crawford

Select are delighted to exclusively offer the originality and innovation of acclaimed artist and creative fabric designer Iona Crawford to the hospitality sector in Scotland.
Iona can create original artwork depicting a story or theme appropriate for the hotel or restaurant which in itself is a potential investment. From there, fabrics can be designed and then utilised as part of the soft furnishings scheme, being incorporated into the curtain, scatter cushion or upholstery fabric design.

The end result will be personal, distinctive and of course an amazing asset which will not be seen elsewhere.

MORE TO FOLLOW

Now even bigger!

Select have recently extended their comprehensive contract showroom to enable further stunning furniture ranges to be displayed.
Additionally, we can now not only offer complementary tea or coffee, but why not also enjoy your favourite tipple in our "Colvilles" Bar!

Contemporary Comfort by Select Contract Furniture endorsed by Alex Polizzi

Contemporary Comfort by Select Contract Furniture endorsed by Alex Polizzi

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One of Scotland’s leading hotel and restaurant furniture specialists were hand-picked to take part in a popular TV makeover show. Select Contract Furniture had already established a great reputation north of the border thanks to their work with Blythswood Square, Hotel Indigo Glasgow, Dunstane House Hotel Edinburgh, Ranald Hotel Oban, Duisdale Hotel Isle of Skye and many others.

However, the request from Channel 5’s hit show Hotel Inspector came as a major surprise to the East Kilbride-based firm. Select were asked to provide the bedroom furniture for a televised makeover of the 29-room Meudon Hotel at Bream Cove on the Cornish coast.

Company director, Jeff Taylor, said: “We have been successful in Scotland in recent years, despite the country’s economic woes. However, we didn’t realize our reputation had spread so far south. Despite the huge distance between our base and the hotel in the programme we were delighted to work with Channel 5 and look forward to building a relationship with them.”

Select were nominated by the show’s presenter, renowned hotelier Alex Polizzi of the Forte family fame. The hotel, which boasts 8.5 acres of spectacular sub-tropical gardens and a private beach, had approached Alex Polizzi as it was in need of expert help to overcome difficult trading conditions. The end result was voted a great success and the hotel has since made massive strides in its quest to return to its former glory.

Added Jeff: “As part of the agreement we were sworn to secrecy and couldn’t discuss our involvement until after the show had been aired. Now that has happened we are free to talk about our role.”