Plas Glynllifon Historic Restoration Project

 In Historic Buildings

The grand neoclassical home, Plas Glynllifon, is part of a group of historical renovations of extraordinary properties in North Wales. The renovation of Plas Glynllifon, a twenty million pound, multi-year project that includes a structural restoration of the house and grounds and a conversion of the elegant interior into a five-star hotel, is the work of husband and wife hoteliers Paul and Rowena Williams.

The home is built of Ashlar blonde sandstone, originally a warm light gold that had aged to a warm pewter gray, and has a Palladian entrance. Originally built 1836-1848 on the site of a previous brick home that was destroyed by fire, the site has been inhabited at least since 1600. Part of the exterior renovation includes terraces and gardens. The original grand Parc Glynllifon, with listed historical gardens, is now part of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor.

When the family began selling off the estate in 1948, the artwork and sculpture, including fountains and garden statuary, began being dispersed across the world. Part of the Williams’s remit for the property is to gather as much of the original art that belonged to the house and grounds as can be located and obtained, and returning it home.

The interior renovation is focusing on converting the spaces into an extraordinary hotel, with grand rooms and staterooms that are decorated with original art and interior carved wood, plasterwork, and chandeliers. The restored art includes a number of musical instruments and stained glass, as well as the structural carved wood, furnishings, and period textiles. Classical art pieces, such as sculpture, busts, and oil paintings, decorate each room in a unique period style.

At this time, the owners are expecting that the renovation will allow between 35 and 42 staterooms and  bedrooms when the hotel opens for guests. The public rooms include a grand entrance hall, music rooms, galleries, terraces, and other spaces.

In addition to Plas Glynllifon, the Williams’ are beginning renovation work on other historic North Wales properties, including Plas Ty-Coch and Seiont Manor Hotel. Renovation plans includes interior and exterior renovation and restoration, with the properties being converted for hotel and traveling guests.

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