Arrest Hotel: A Correctional Facility Turned Beautiful Hotel by Hunter Douglas

• February 16, 2013

HDC ArrestHotelExterior 600x399 Arrest Hotel: A Correctional Facility Turned Beautiful Hotel by Hunter Douglas

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Opened in 1863, the Arrest Hotel in the city of Roermond, the Netherlands, was a former correctional facility containing 150 holding cells. Now, it is one of the country’s most intriguing new luxury hotels.

HDC Arrest DiningRoom 600x393 Arrest Hotel: A Correctional Facility Turned Beautiful Hotel by Hunter Douglas

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As part of the complete renovation of the prison, the RB 500 roller shade operating system from Hunter Douglas Contract, was installed at the windows to compliment the new, modernized interior. Here is a view of the new dining room.

HDC Arrest DiningRoom 2 600x400 Arrest Hotel: A Correctional Facility Turned Beautiful Hotel by Hunter Douglas

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The RB 500 system can be operated via a chain, crank or motors and allows for control of how much natural light enters an interior. Here, the roller shades are half open allowing for views, while offering interior comfort.

HDC Arrest Room 600x400 Arrest Hotel: A Correctional Facility Turned Beautiful Hotel by Hunter Douglas

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The combination of RB 500 and roller shade fabric can be customized to match the overall design aesthetic. In this setting, the white colored roller shade creates a clean look and encourages relaxation. The 150 holding cells were converted into 36 rooms and seven suites.

HDC ArrestHotel Interior 600x403 Arrest Hotel: A Correctional Facility Turned Beautiful Hotel by Hunter Douglas

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The architect, Van der Valk Design, created a striking contrast between the Hunter Douglas Contract roller shades and accent pieces in the room, including the bedding and pillows.

Category: Design, Industrial

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