Branding boutique: The design concept behind Poets House

Ian Cross and David Toulson-Burke from The HOUSE Collection will be joining us to talk about the design concept behind Ely's new luxury hotel, Poets House.

They'll be talking us through their two-year labour of love – the beautiful interior design, the branding and how the various menus are put together. We dare say the subject of the missing apostrophe may come up too!

With a second hotel opening in August, Swynford Paddocks in Newmarket, Ian and David will give us behind-the-scenes insights into the planning and attention to detail that goes into opening a boutique hotel.

 

 

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  • Katie

    Thoroughly enjoyed the talk, very insightful and particularly liked the way in which he addressed everyone's questions too... I am sure it will be a great success!

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Karen C.

    Thanks guys - fascinating and enjoyable talk. I knew nothing about the subject matter so it was nice to sit back and take it all in. Can't wait to visit Poets House!

    1 · August 7, 2013

  • Chris M

    Thanks to David and Ian for sharing their insights on a fascinating journey. It would be great to do a Creative Ely event there in the future. Drat! I forgot to pick up a cocktail voucher before they left;(

    1 · August 7, 2013

  • Ellee S.

    I loved the talk too. Poets House is a great addition to Ely. I feel so chilled when I walk into their bar, I feel I am in a different town, away on holiday. I'm sure you need no further recommendation to try it after last night's talk.

    1 · August 7, 2013

  • helena g a.

    loved this talk. Having designed interiors for 30 years, I was right in there! Not enough to make me want to go back to it though; photography is the right place for me... Helena

    2 · August 7, 2013

  • helena g a.

    loved the Poets House talk! What a passionate speaker! Am taking a friend there this afternoon! Thank you for organising.

    1 · August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Smashing!

    1 · August 6, 2013

  • Liz W.

    So sorry to miss tonight's meet up - I was looking forward to it:(

    August 6, 2013

    • Sookio

      Hope to see you next month Liz!

      August 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved tonight's talk - such a great speaker and interesting story - what a great booking.

    2 · August 6, 2013

  • Mina J.

    Really enjoyed today's talk .Very eloquent speaker.

    2 · August 6, 2013

    • Sookio

      Fascinating, wasn't it? Glad you enjoyed the evening Mina!

      1 · August 6, 2013

  • Maxine j.

    I completely forgot! In summer holiday mode and even commented earlier yet still forgot! Was really

    1 · August 6, 2013

    • Sookio

      You 'nana! :)

      1 · August 6, 2013

  • Sookio

    A fascinating and fun evening. Thanks so much to David and Ian for telling the story behind Poets House and the whole design concept. Can't wait to check out Swynford Paddocks!

    1 · August 6, 2013

  • Sharon K.

    Hi! Whereabouts in the Cutter are we meeting please?
    Sharon

    August 6, 2013

    • Sookio

      Hi Sharon, it's the Captain's Bar, which is on the left as you go in. See you shortly!

      August 6, 2013

  • Katie

    Just so you know for numbers, may have a guest coming too Sookio. I do hope that's okay notice for you?
    Katie

    August 6, 2013

    • Sookio

      That's great, the more the merrier!

      August 6, 2013

  • chris w.

    really sorry not to be able to make it tonight. I was really looking forward to it but I'm stuck in London. I'll be at the next one come he'll or high water. Chris

    August 6, 2013

    • Sookio

      Aw, that's a shame - see you next time!

      August 6, 2013

  • chris w.

    Really sorry not to be able to make it again to the meetup tonight. I was so looking forward to it but I'm stuck in London

    August 6, 2013

  • Margherita, Architettura M.

    This is a topic that particularly interests me! I'll be there!

    1 · August 6, 2013

  • natasha d.

    So sorry, have double booked meself with a curry night!
    See you all next time and enjoy x

    August 5, 2013

    • Sookio

      Not to worry. Enjoy the meal!

      1 · August 6, 2013

    • Jake L.

      What a shame! Enjoy your curry though and we'll see you next month :)

      1 · August 6, 2013

  • Lynn M.

    I run Forecast Flow - The Forward Facing Accountant. I help small businesses improve their financial reporting, systems and controls, so that they can make effective business decisions and plan for the future. I am based in Chatteris.

    July 19, 2013

  • Lizzy D.

    sadly will miss this - it looks brilliant... will be across the pond on an epic train adventure! :)

    June 24, 2013

    • Sookio

      Aw that's a shame but it sounds exciting!

      July 3, 2013

  • Margherita, Architettura M.

    This is so so interesting!

    1 · July 2, 2013

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