Hamilton supports renovation of Lithuanian waterfront hotel.
The Port of Klaipėda is one of the few ice-free seaports in northernmost Europe, set in Klaipėda, Lithuania. In amongst the traditional buildings now sits the newly-established Michaelson Boutique Hotel, housed in a reconstructed warehouse on the Dangė River quay.
The hotel was created to become an attraction for Klaipėda’s guests and residents, and aspires to become a leading maritime heritage monument.
It has received an extremely sympathetic reconstruction that has transformed it into a 16-room hotel with a cosy restaurant, multi-functional space and bar area that opens onto a courtyard next to the Dangė River.
The utmost efforts have been taken to preserve as much of the original building and its infrastructure as possible as it enters its new phase in history. The old must effortlessly merge with the contemporary, including new structures and materials.
Known for its quality products, service and sensitivity in the renovation of heritage properties, Hamilton Litestat was tasked with creating, supplying and installing a scheme of switch plates and sockets that would be in-keeping with the contemporary needs of the hotel, while also being sympathetic to the building’s design and infrastructure.
The client was looking for something more than standard off-the-shelf boxes so Hamilton went above and beyond, designing and manufacturing bespoke wooden surface mount boxes. This tailor-made solution meant that the sockets could be mounted on top of the existing beams and masonry.
To give the building a sense of purity, only natural materials were selected for the interior refurbishment: wood, glass, stone and metal. For the switch plates and sockets, Hamilton selected its Sheer CFX® range to blend effortlessly and seamlessly with this concept.
The Sheer CFX® suite has a modern, minimalist feel of quality with concealed fixings thanks to Hamilton’s patented four-point CFX® clipping system. Toggle switch plates were chosen to complement the industrial heritage of the building.
Both European sockets and USB charging ports incorporated for guests’ ease of use. UK sockets were also installed to provide international guests with additional power options.
“We are extremely happy with the finished result,” says Gintautas Bertašius, Co-Owner & Property Developer.
The design of the products is delicate and distinguished. The carefully executed solution for mounting the sockets on top of the wood beams and masonry truly shows the team’s understanding of heritage and period properties – they couldn’t have been more considerate of this.”